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The character role "Mr. Fane" may have been played by actor Forrest ... More Less

The character role "Mr. Fane" may have been played by actor Forrest Robinson. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1445.
ETR
12 Oct 18
p. 1611.
MPN
12 Oct 18
p. 2456.
MPW
2 Nov 18
p. 662.
Variety
4 Oct 18
p. 49.
Wid's
6 Oct 18
pp. 23-24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 October 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
1 October 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12932
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,046
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While her eccentric father perfects his latest invention, Nancy Fane wonders how she will clothe her brothers and sisters, and Mammy contemplates stealing the neighbor's chickens for dinner. One day Nancy hears a noise in the abandoned house next door and summons the sheriff, who reveals that the intruder is really Dick Ives, the house's owner. A novelist who hopes to win a prize for his new novel, Dick becomes so convinced of the value of Mr. Fane's invention that when a crooked promoter tries to buy it for a very low sum, Dick spirits it away to his room. Believing him a crook, Nancy shuns Dick's company, even after he contracts pneumonia while rescuing her sister from drowning. When Dick's contact with an engineering firm leads to a large check for her father's invention, however, Nancy enters the sick man's room and rushes his manuscript to the publisher, with the result that Dick wins both the prize and the girl next ... +


While her eccentric father perfects his latest invention, Nancy Fane wonders how she will clothe her brothers and sisters, and Mammy contemplates stealing the neighbor's chickens for dinner. One day Nancy hears a noise in the abandoned house next door and summons the sheriff, who reveals that the intruder is really Dick Ives, the house's owner. A novelist who hopes to win a prize for his new novel, Dick becomes so convinced of the value of Mr. Fane's invention that when a crooked promoter tries to buy it for a very low sum, Dick spirits it away to his room. Believing him a crook, Nancy shuns Dick's company, even after he contracts pneumonia while rescuing her sister from drowning. When Dick's contact with an engineering firm leads to a large check for her father's invention, however, Nancy enters the sick man's room and rushes his manuscript to the publisher, with the result that Dick wins both the prize and the girl next door. +

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