His Mother's Boy (1917)

Drama | 24 December 1917

Production Designer:

G. Harold Percival

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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ETR
12 Jan 18
p. 522.
ETR
19 Jan 18
p. 591.
MPN
12 Jan 18
p. 295.
MPW
10 Mar 16
p. 31.
MPW
12 Jan 18
p. 242.
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 524.
Variety
4 Jan 18
p. 42.
Wid's
3 Jan 18
p. 841.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "Where Life is Marked Down" by Rupert Hughes in The Saturday Evening Post (2 Jun 1906).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
24 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11825
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Angered by the assertions of the townspeople that his late father swindled them in an oil well proposition, Matthew Denton finally breaks away from the apron strings of his mother and leaves for Texas to look into the matter. Pretending to be a laborer in the oil fields, Matthew discovers that the superintendent of the wells, Banty Jones, has been tapping the main pipeline and selling the oil on his own accord, hence the shortage in the stockholder's dividends. However, Matthew is afraid to confront Jones until the superintendent insults Mabel Glenny, the pretty daughter of the town drunk. His manhood aroused, Matthew regains the missing funds, as well as winning Mabel as his bride, and proves that he is not his mother's ... +


Angered by the assertions of the townspeople that his late father swindled them in an oil well proposition, Matthew Denton finally breaks away from the apron strings of his mother and leaves for Texas to look into the matter. Pretending to be a laborer in the oil fields, Matthew discovers that the superintendent of the wells, Banty Jones, has been tapping the main pipeline and selling the oil on his own accord, hence the shortage in the stockholder's dividends. However, Matthew is afraid to confront Jones until the superintendent insults Mabel Glenny, the pretty daughter of the town drunk. His manhood aroused, Matthew regains the missing funds, as well as winning Mabel as his bride, and proves that he is not his mother's boy. +

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