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Material in the copyright descriptions credits Robert Gordon with the role of "Walter ... More Less

Material in the copyright descriptions credits Robert Gordon with the role of "Walter Endicott." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 835.
MPN
9 Feb 18
p. 885.
MPW
2 Feb 18
p. 719.
MPW
31 Aug 18
p. 1300.
NYDM
2 Feb 18
p. 22, 26
Variety
22 Mar 18
p. 49.
Wid's
31 Jan 18
pp. 910-11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11937
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,439
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ezry Hollins, a hired hand on Caleb Endicott's New England farm, dreams of going to college and spends his evenings studying by the light of the barn lantern. Caleb's daughter Ruth, who has just returned from boarding school, helps Ezry with his lessons, and he soon falls in love with her. Ruth's brother Walter has been embezzling funds from the town bank in order to get himself out of debt, but when he learns that the bank's records are to be examined, he begs Ezry, who is about to depart for college, for a loan. Ezry gives Walter his savings and returns to work with no explanation, which causes the Endicotts to lose their respect for him. When Walter accidentally sets the barn on fire, Ezry heroically rescues him, and out of gratitude, young Endicott finally explains to the family how Ezry saved him from disgrace. Ezry defeats Stuart Morley, a pompous rival for Ruth's affections, in a fight, and she accepts his ... +


Ezry Hollins, a hired hand on Caleb Endicott's New England farm, dreams of going to college and spends his evenings studying by the light of the barn lantern. Caleb's daughter Ruth, who has just returned from boarding school, helps Ezry with his lessons, and he soon falls in love with her. Ruth's brother Walter has been embezzling funds from the town bank in order to get himself out of debt, but when he learns that the bank's records are to be examined, he begs Ezry, who is about to depart for college, for a loan. Ezry gives Walter his savings and returns to work with no explanation, which causes the Endicotts to lose their respect for him. When Walter accidentally sets the barn on fire, Ezry heroically rescues him, and out of gratitude, young Endicott finally explains to the family how Ezry saved him from disgrace. Ezry defeats Stuart Morley, a pompous rival for Ruth's affections, in a fight, and she accepts his proposal. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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