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HISTORY

This was the first film of Holbrook Blinn, who starred in the stage production, which he co-directed with William A. Brady. A shot of director Emile Chautard appeared at the beginning of the film. The film opened in New York the week of 10 May 1915, and was released to the rest of the country 24 May ... More Less

This was the first film of Holbrook Blinn, who starred in the stage production, which he co-directed with William A. Brady. A shot of director Emile Chautard appeared at the beginning of the film. The film opened in New York the week of 10 May 1915, and was released to the rest of the country 24 May 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 May 15
p. 910.
MPN
29 May 15
p. 67.
MPW
15 May 15
p. 1168.
MPW
7 Aug 15
p. 76.
NYDM
26 May 15
p. 28.
Variety
14 May 15
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LU5413
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

With the $1,000 prize money that wharf rat Michael Regan wins boxing, he is able to purchase a saloon and a freight-handling concern and begin his rise to success. By persuading his men to work for half the standard rate, Regan gains control of grain-shipping contracts held by his rival, the once wealthy James Griswold, now on the verge of bankruptcy because of Regan. When Regan meets and falls in love with Emily Griswold, he offers to merge with Griswold for permission to court Emily. She marries Regan, but remains a wife in name only. When Griswold's son provokes a strike, Regan's friend, Porkey McCoy, hits the young Griswold with a brick as he makes a speech. Regan is arrested as an instigator, but McCoy's wife insists that her husband confess. In prison, Regan turns over his property to Emily and releases her from their marriage, but she has grown to love him and refuses. When he is released, they resume their marriage and become the godparents to McCoy's ... +


With the $1,000 prize money that wharf rat Michael Regan wins boxing, he is able to purchase a saloon and a freight-handling concern and begin his rise to success. By persuading his men to work for half the standard rate, Regan gains control of grain-shipping contracts held by his rival, the once wealthy James Griswold, now on the verge of bankruptcy because of Regan. When Regan meets and falls in love with Emily Griswold, he offers to merge with Griswold for permission to court Emily. She marries Regan, but remains a wife in name only. When Griswold's son provokes a strike, Regan's friend, Porkey McCoy, hits the young Griswold with a brick as he makes a speech. Regan is arrested as an instigator, but McCoy's wife insists that her husband confess. In prison, Regan turns over his property to Emily and releases her from their marriage, but she has grown to love him and refuses. When he is released, they resume their marriage and become the godparents to McCoy's son. +

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Social


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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