Troublemakers (1917)

Drama | 9 December 1917

Director:

Kenean Buel

Writer:

Kenean Buel

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

This film was especially written for the Lee ... More Less

This film was especially written for the Lee sisters. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
22 Dec 17
p. 1802.
ETR
29 Dec 17
p. 371.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 1333.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 2002.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
2 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11769
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Mrs. Lehr, a young widow, returns to the family estate with Jane and Katherine, her two mischievous daughters, the townspeople suffer many practical jokes at the hands of the prankster sisters. The sisters' pranks severely try the patience of Job Jenkins, the old caretaker of the Lehr estate, but the girls form a warm attachment to Manny, a slow-witted handyman who becomes their faithful servant. When Job disappears on the same day that a barn on the Lehr estate is destroyed by fire, and a skull is discovered in the charred ruins, the town constable arrests Manny for the caretaker's murder. Jane and Katherine do all they can to prove their friend's innocence, but to no avail. Manny is convicted upon circumstantial evidence and sentenced to die in the electric chair. Just before the scheduled execution, the sisters see Job out riding, and, discovering that he is ignorant of Manny's predicament, whisk him to the jail just in time to save their friend from ... +


After Mrs. Lehr, a young widow, returns to the family estate with Jane and Katherine, her two mischievous daughters, the townspeople suffer many practical jokes at the hands of the prankster sisters. The sisters' pranks severely try the patience of Job Jenkins, the old caretaker of the Lehr estate, but the girls form a warm attachment to Manny, a slow-witted handyman who becomes their faithful servant. When Job disappears on the same day that a barn on the Lehr estate is destroyed by fire, and a skull is discovered in the charred ruins, the town constable arrests Manny for the caretaker's murder. Jane and Katherine do all they can to prove their friend's innocence, but to no avail. Manny is convicted upon circumstantial evidence and sentenced to die in the electric chair. Just before the scheduled execution, the sisters see Job out riding, and, discovering that he is ignorant of Manny's predicament, whisk him to the jail just in time to save their friend from electrocution. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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