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The film was also reviewed under the title The Gift of Gab ... More Less

The film was also reviewed under the title The Gift of Gab . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
8 Dec 17
p. 1211.
MPN
8 Dec 17
p. 4042.
MPW
24 Nov 17
p. 1230.
MPW
15 Sep 19
p. 16.
MPW
15 Dec 17
p. 1642.
NYDM
1 Dec 17
p. 18.
Wid's
6 Dec 17
p. 782.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Perfection Pictures
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Gift O'Gab" by H. Tipton Steck in Ainslee's Magazine (publication date undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Gift of Gab
Release Date:
26 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
17 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11736
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Bain discovers that he must have something more than a fine record at football to provide for the needs of Peggy Dinsmore, the sister of his college chum. Riding up and down the grades on a railroad train gives Tom the idea of inventing a machine to bore tunnels through the hills. He interests local capital through his sales pitch, sells his machine with more talk, but the machine is a glorious failure. The president of the railroad company is so impressed with his gift of gab, however, that he gets a job as a salesman and is thus able to claim Peggy as his ... +


Tom Bain discovers that he must have something more than a fine record at football to provide for the needs of Peggy Dinsmore, the sister of his college chum. Riding up and down the grades on a railroad train gives Tom the idea of inventing a machine to bore tunnels through the hills. He interests local capital through his sales pitch, sells his machine with more talk, but the machine is a glorious failure. The president of the railroad company is so impressed with his gift of gab, however, that he gets a job as a salesman and is thus able to claim Peggy as his bride. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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