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William Keighley directed a version of this story for First National in 1935, which starred Aline ... More Less

William Keighley directed a version of this story for First National in 1935, which starred Aline MacMahon. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Aug 17
p. 855.
Motog
1 Sep 17
pp. 476-77.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4208.
MPN
14 Nov 19
p. 61.
MPW
25 Aug 17
p. 1228.
NYDM
18 Aug 17
p. 18.
Wid's
23 Aug 17
p. 536.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
9 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11231
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After wandering the world for fifteen years, Hiram Perkins returns home to find his wife running a small town newspaper to support their two daughters. With pity in her heart, Mrs. Perkins allows her husband to stay in the house providing that he not disclose his identity. Mrs. Perkins is waging a battle against the re-election of Joel Skinner for a seat in the assembly, and when she learns that Skinner has mistreated old Mrs. Miller, she is determined to expose his actions. Rome Preston, running in opposition to Skinner, requests that she stop the story, but Mrs. Perkins refuses and so Preston disables the press. With Hiram's help, Mrs. Perkins prints the story and Skinner is defeated. In revenge, Skinner's men burn the press and demand that Hiram be tarred and feathered. At this moment, Mrs. Perkins acknowledges that Hiram is her husband and all is forgiven as the Perkins family is ... +


After wandering the world for fifteen years, Hiram Perkins returns home to find his wife running a small town newspaper to support their two daughters. With pity in her heart, Mrs. Perkins allows her husband to stay in the house providing that he not disclose his identity. Mrs. Perkins is waging a battle against the re-election of Joel Skinner for a seat in the assembly, and when she learns that Skinner has mistreated old Mrs. Miller, she is determined to expose his actions. Rome Preston, running in opposition to Skinner, requests that she stop the story, but Mrs. Perkins refuses and so Preston disables the press. With Hiram's help, Mrs. Perkins prints the story and Skinner is defeated. In revenge, Skinner's men burn the press and demand that Hiram be tarred and feathered. At this moment, Mrs. Perkins acknowledges that Hiram is her husband and all is forgiven as the Perkins family is reunited. +

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