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The story was originally entitled "Responsibility." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Jan 18
p. 501.
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 681.
MPN
19 Jan 18
p. 361.
MPN
23 Feb 18
p. 1136.
MPW
2 Feb 18
p. 684, 717
NYDM
26 Jan 18
p. 19.
Variety
25 Jan 18
p. 43.
Wid's
24 Jan 18
pp. 891-92.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
20 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11963
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Dowling, a greedy factory owner, cuts his employees' pay while raising their food prices at the company store. The employees strike but to no avail. Mary Garvin visits Dowling to plead the laborers' cause, but because her mother had once refused his marriage proposal, he attacks Mary out of revenge. In the struggle, Dowling is shot, and Mary is tried and convicted of murder. Before the execution, foreman "Bull" Thompson boasts that his bullet killed Dowling during Mary and the factory owner's struggle, and Dowling's son Chester, who has attempted to introduce reforms into the factory, races to the governor's train to secure a pardon for Mary. After Mary's release, she and Chester are ... +


John Dowling, a greedy factory owner, cuts his employees' pay while raising their food prices at the company store. The employees strike but to no avail. Mary Garvin visits Dowling to plead the laborers' cause, but because her mother had once refused his marriage proposal, he attacks Mary out of revenge. In the struggle, Dowling is shot, and Mary is tried and convicted of murder. Before the execution, foreman "Bull" Thompson boasts that his bullet killed Dowling during Mary and the factory owner's struggle, and Dowling's son Chester, who has attempted to introduce reforms into the factory, races to the governor's train to secure a pardon for Mary. After Mary's release, she and Chester are married. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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