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DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 May 17
p. 1750.
Motog
2 Jun 17
p. 1172.
MPN
9 Jun 17
p. 3620.
MPW
17 Feb 17
p. 1081.
MPW
16 Jun 17
p. 1794.
NYDM
26 May 17
p. 29.
Variety
25 May 17
p. 20.
Wid's
31 May 17
p. 343.
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
16 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10785
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Clyde Manning escapes from an orphanage and after a few weeks of working in a country newspaper office, goes to the city where he takes a position as an office boy on a morning paper. To survive the rigors of working long hours into the night, Clyde begins to drink and after ten years, works his way to the position of star reporter. Ethel Carver comes to work on the paper and they fall in love with each other. After saving him from several drunken debauches, Ethel learns that Clyde worked as an office boy on her grandfather's country paper. Upon the old man's death, she inherits the paper and persuades Clyde to go with her as its editor. In the country, removed from the rigors and temptations of night work, Clyde reforms and all ends happily as he settles down with ... +


Clyde Manning escapes from an orphanage and after a few weeks of working in a country newspaper office, goes to the city where he takes a position as an office boy on a morning paper. To survive the rigors of working long hours into the night, Clyde begins to drink and after ten years, works his way to the position of star reporter. Ethel Carver comes to work on the paper and they fall in love with each other. After saving him from several drunken debauches, Ethel learns that Clyde worked as an office boy on her grandfather's country paper. Upon the old man's death, she inherits the paper and persuades Clyde to go with her as its editor. In the country, removed from the rigors and temptations of night work, Clyde reforms and all ends happily as he settles down with Ethel. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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