The Lion and the Mouse (1919)

Drama | 24 February 1919

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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Feb 19
p. 921.
MPN
22 Feb 19
p. 1223.
MPW
1 Mar 19
p. 1082.
New York Morning Telegraph
2 May 19
p. 60.
New York Times
17 Feb 19
p. 11.
Variety
21 Feb 19
p. 68.
Wid's
16 Feb 19
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
1 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13363
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,874
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At a board of directors meeting in New York for leaders of the railway industry, John Burkett Ryder, called the richest man in the world, assures his colleagues that within a year Federal Judge Rossmore, whose injunction in favor of the public has angered the magnates, will be impeached. Later, news of the Judge's impeachment causes his daughter Shirley, a writer, to return home from Paris with her sweetheart, Ryder's son Jefferson, who pledges his father's help, unaware of his involvement. Shirley, after discovering that Senator Roberts, who is responsible for the charges, is a tool of Ryder, approaches Ryder under an assumed name, to write his biography. With Jefferson's help, Shirley obtains two letters in Ryder's safe that exonerate her father. Threatening to publicly ridicule Ryder, Shirley makes him wire Roberts to call off the proceedings. Ryder acknowledges his defeat and then good naturedly suggests that Jefferson marry Shirley, which he ... +


At a board of directors meeting in New York for leaders of the railway industry, John Burkett Ryder, called the richest man in the world, assures his colleagues that within a year Federal Judge Rossmore, whose injunction in favor of the public has angered the magnates, will be impeached. Later, news of the Judge's impeachment causes his daughter Shirley, a writer, to return home from Paris with her sweetheart, Ryder's son Jefferson, who pledges his father's help, unaware of his involvement. Shirley, after discovering that Senator Roberts, who is responsible for the charges, is a tool of Ryder, approaches Ryder under an assumed name, to write his biography. With Jefferson's help, Shirley obtains two letters in Ryder's safe that exonerate her father. Threatening to publicly ridicule Ryder, Shirley makes him wire Roberts to call off the proceedings. Ryder acknowledges his defeat and then good naturedly suggests that Jefferson marry Shirley, which he does. +

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