The Son of His Father (1917)

Comedy, Western | 22 October 1917

Production Designer:

G. Harold Percival

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Corp.
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HISTORY

The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News announced that Charles Ray would film the final scenes that week for his first Paramount Pictures Corp. film, The Son of His Father. ... More Less

The 1 Sep 1917 Motion Picture News announced that Charles Ray would film the final scenes that week for his first Paramount Pictures Corp. film, The Son of His Father. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Motion Picture News
1 Sep 1917
p. 1486.
Motion Picture News
3 Nov 1917
p. 3088, 3131
Motog
10 Nov 1917
p. 1002.
Moving Picture World
3 Nov 1917
p. 706.
NYDM
16 Jun 1917
p. 1795.
Variety
19 Oct 1917
p. 32.
Wid's
25 Oct 1917
p. 689.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Son of His Father by Ridgwell Cullum (London and Philadelphia, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 October 1917
Production Date:
ended early September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 February 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12222
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young Gordon Carbhoy is given $5,000 by his wealthy father and told to make good. After being thrown off the train in Montana on his way to the Yukon, Gordon is befriended by Silas Mallinsbee and his daughter Helen. Old Mallinsbee confides in Gordon his get-rich-quick scheme to have the railroad cut through the town, which is being thwarted by the high terms that David Slosson, the western agent, is demanding. When Gordon learns that the railroad is owned by his father, he conceives of a plan to kidnap both Slosson and Carbhoy, and then telegraphs New York to begin work immediately on the new branch road. When property prices boom because of the news of the impending railway, Gordon strikes it rich and his father's anger changes to pride in his son's business acumen. Carbhoy then approves of the new branch road as well as Gordon's choice of Helen as a ... +


Young Gordon Carbhoy is given $5,000 by his wealthy father and told to make good. After being thrown off the train in Montana on his way to the Yukon, Gordon is befriended by Silas Mallinsbee and his daughter Helen. Old Mallinsbee confides in Gordon his get-rich-quick scheme to have the railroad cut through the town, which is being thwarted by the high terms that David Slosson, the western agent, is demanding. When Gordon learns that the railroad is owned by his father, he conceives of a plan to kidnap both Slosson and Carbhoy, and then telegraphs New York to begin work immediately on the new branch road. When property prices boom because of the news of the impending railway, Gordon strikes it rich and his father's anger changes to pride in his son's business acumen. Carbhoy then approves of the new branch road as well as Gordon's choice of Helen as a wife. +

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