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This was the first Paramount Pictures Corp. release, and may actually have been released on 31 Aug ... More Less

This was the first Paramount Pictures Corp. release, and may actually have been released on 31 Aug 1914. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Sep 14
pp. 391-92.
Motog
19 Dec 14
p. 832.
MPN
12 Sep 14
p. 45.
NYDM
17 Jun 14
p. 32.
Variety
4 Sep 14
p. 13.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Das verlorene Paradies by Ludwig Fulda (Berlin, 18 Dec 1890) and the American adaptation The Lost Paradise , adapted by Henry C. de Mille (New York, 16 Nov 1891).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unknown to Reuben Warren, the foreman of an ironworks, his invention, the volta-dynamo, was stolen years earlier by his employer, Knowlton, and is the foundation for the iron magnate's financial empire. Reuben is in love with Knowlton's daughter Margaret, who is engaged to Ralph Standish, the son of Reuben's deceased mentor. A strike against inhumane working conditions at the mill coincides with the discovery of Knowlton's theft by Reuben, who confronts the employer with proof of his treachery. Margaret later breaks her engagement to Ralph and proclaims her love for Reuben. As Margaret's husband, Reuben now owns half of the mill and gladly meets the strikers' ... +


Unknown to Reuben Warren, the foreman of an ironworks, his invention, the volta-dynamo, was stolen years earlier by his employer, Knowlton, and is the foundation for the iron magnate's financial empire. Reuben is in love with Knowlton's daughter Margaret, who is engaged to Ralph Standish, the son of Reuben's deceased mentor. A strike against inhumane working conditions at the mill coincides with the discovery of Knowlton's theft by Reuben, who confronts the employer with proof of his treachery. Margaret later breaks her engagement to Ralph and proclaims her love for Reuben. As Margaret's husband, Reuben now owns half of the mill and gladly meets the strikers' demands. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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