The Fourth Estate (1916)

Drama | 16 January 1916

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Motog
29 Jan 16
p. 266.
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 55.
MPN
29 Jan 16
p. 561.
MPW
9 Sep 16
p. 1752.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Fourth Estate by Joseph Medill Patterson, Harriet Ford (New York, 6 Oct 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
16 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7430
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Noland, the leader of a city-wide strike, is imprisoned on a trumped-up charge, Brand, a newspaper reporter, discovers that Judge Bertelmy had ordered the arrest. The judge then orders the newspaper editor to fire Brand, while Noland, bailed out of jail but still aware that he is in danger, goes to Canada. His wife had planned to go with him, but Bertelmy, hoping to seduce her, makes it impossible for her to leave the country. She resists Bertelmy for two years, and then Noland, having made a fortune in Canada, returns to her with a plan to ruin the judge. The first step is buying a newspaper. Then, he hires Brand as his managing editor, and the two men begin a crusade against Bertelmy. They uncover a murder that he committed years before, and their newspaper stories about the crime are responsible for Bertelmy's ... +


When Noland, the leader of a city-wide strike, is imprisoned on a trumped-up charge, Brand, a newspaper reporter, discovers that Judge Bertelmy had ordered the arrest. The judge then orders the newspaper editor to fire Brand, while Noland, bailed out of jail but still aware that he is in danger, goes to Canada. His wife had planned to go with him, but Bertelmy, hoping to seduce her, makes it impossible for her to leave the country. She resists Bertelmy for two years, and then Noland, having made a fortune in Canada, returns to her with a plan to ruin the judge. The first step is buying a newspaper. Then, he hires Brand as his managing editor, and the two men begin a crusade against Bertelmy. They uncover a murder that he committed years before, and their newspaper stories about the crime are responsible for Bertelmy's arrest. +

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