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Motog
29 Apr 16
p. 997.
MPN
22 Apr 16
p. 2333.
MPN
29 Apr 16
p. 2552.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 798.
MPW
29 Apr 16
p. 817.
NYDM
29 Apr 16
p. 28.
Variety
14 Apr 16
p. 24.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Artie by George Ade (New York, 28 Oct 1907).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
17 April 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
31 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7984
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Artie Hamilton is expelled from college and thrown out by his irate father, a railroad magnate, he proclaims that within a year he will have enough money to buy the railroad. In Byways, New York, Artie becomes a book agent and, seeing a girl's seminary, climbs the wall to sell books there. At first glance, Artie falls in love with Annabelle Willowby and decides to marry her. When he learns that wealthy Uriah Updike has promised Annabelle's father half his fortune to marry her, and that his own father intends to build a branch of the railroad on Updike's property, Artie arranges for a college chum, disguised as a rich widow, to romance Updike. After the "widow" convinces Updike that the railroad wants a plot that "she" and Artie own, Artie, with a syndicate including Annabelle's father, buys Updike's land and sells him the other plot for an exorbitant rate. Artie's father is forced to buy Artie's property for a million dollars, and Annabelle, once she realizes that Artie does not love the "widow," agrees to marry ... +


After Artie Hamilton is expelled from college and thrown out by his irate father, a railroad magnate, he proclaims that within a year he will have enough money to buy the railroad. In Byways, New York, Artie becomes a book agent and, seeing a girl's seminary, climbs the wall to sell books there. At first glance, Artie falls in love with Annabelle Willowby and decides to marry her. When he learns that wealthy Uriah Updike has promised Annabelle's father half his fortune to marry her, and that his own father intends to build a branch of the railroad on Updike's property, Artie arranges for a college chum, disguised as a rich widow, to romance Updike. After the "widow" convinces Updike that the railroad wants a plot that "she" and Artie own, Artie, with a syndicate including Annabelle's father, buys Updike's land and sells him the other plot for an exorbitant rate. Artie's father is forced to buy Artie's property for a million dollars, and Annabelle, once she realizes that Artie does not love the "widow," agrees to marry him. +

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