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DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Aug 18
p. 838.
MPN
10 Aug 18
p. 873, 950
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 887.
New York Times
23 Feb 18
p. 1144.
Variety
2 Aug 18
p. 39.
Wid's
4 Aug 18
pp. 21-22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12692
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dissatisfied with his father's old-fashioned business methods, the ambitious David Clary leaves his post at Clary's Emporium in Littletown and moves to New York. Although he writes his father that he is an executive at Gimbel's, David is only a tie clerk, and when a showgirl steals his watch, he is discharged. John Clary, however, believes his son's letters and asks him to come home and manage the failing Emporium. David schedules a big sale at the store, complete with a corset model and a brass band, but the store continues to lose money. Next, the showgirl arrives in town asking David to call, but when he arrives, her manager, posing as her outraged husband, threatens to blackmail the unsuspecting young man. He is saved by the corset model, who recognizes the blackmailer as her own husband, and soon afterwards, Mr. Adler, a department store president, offers David a large sum for the Emporium. David is made the store manager, which greatly impresses his sweetheart ... +


Dissatisfied with his father's old-fashioned business methods, the ambitious David Clary leaves his post at Clary's Emporium in Littletown and moves to New York. Although he writes his father that he is an executive at Gimbel's, David is only a tie clerk, and when a showgirl steals his watch, he is discharged. John Clary, however, believes his son's letters and asks him to come home and manage the failing Emporium. David schedules a big sale at the store, complete with a corset model and a brass band, but the store continues to lose money. Next, the showgirl arrives in town asking David to call, but when he arrives, her manager, posing as her outraged husband, threatens to blackmail the unsuspecting young man. He is saved by the corset model, who recognizes the blackmailer as her own husband, and soon afterwards, Mr. Adler, a department store president, offers David a large sum for the Emporium. David is made the store manager, which greatly impresses his sweetheart Katherine. +

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