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The film was first titled School Bells and was made at the Kinemacolor studio in Whitestone, NY. The surname of the child actress listed only as "Florence" in available sources is ... More Less

The film was first titled School Bells and was made at the Kinemacolor studio in Whitestone, NY. The surname of the child actress listed only as "Florence" in available sources is unknown. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1088.
MPN
20 Nov 15
p. 84.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1503.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 1732.
MPW
14 Aug 15
p. 1183.
MPW
11 Sep 15
p. 1854.
NYDM
20 Nov 15
p. 28.
Variety
12 Nov 15
p. 22.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
School Bells
Release Date:
19 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LU7145
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fritz Wagner develops a formula for a new scent in the German perfume factory where he and his best friend work. Slipping into the factory one night, the friend steals the formula and then disappears from the area. Years later, Fritz takes his family to America and sends his young son to a local school. Unable to speak proper English, Hans is aided in class by Amy, and the two children soon become close companions. By chance, Fritz meets up with his false friend, now a prominent figure in the American perfume business, and accuses him of the theft. During the ensuing argument, Fritz discovers that Amy is his rival's daughter and upon her next visit, he sends her away from his gate. On her way home, she is kidnapped by gypsies, but disobeying his father's orders, Hans takes off to find his friend and rescues her from her captors. The innocent bravery of the children finally reconciles the two fathers, restoring harmony in the hearts of ... +


Fritz Wagner develops a formula for a new scent in the German perfume factory where he and his best friend work. Slipping into the factory one night, the friend steals the formula and then disappears from the area. Years later, Fritz takes his family to America and sends his young son to a local school. Unable to speak proper English, Hans is aided in class by Amy, and the two children soon become close companions. By chance, Fritz meets up with his false friend, now a prominent figure in the American perfume business, and accuses him of the theft. During the ensuing argument, Fritz discovers that Amy is his rival's daughter and upon her next visit, he sends her away from his gate. On her way home, she is kidnapped by gypsies, but disobeying his father's orders, Hans takes off to find his friend and rescues her from her captors. The innocent bravery of the children finally reconciles the two fathers, restoring harmony in the hearts of men. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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