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Sources conflict concerning the name of the actress portraying the character "Annette McCorkle." One review lists Hazlan Dorouart, while another lists Hazlan Delaro, and a third credits Hazlan ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the name of the actress portraying the character "Annette McCorkle." One review lists Hazlan Dorouart, while another lists Hazlan Delaro, and a third credits Hazlan Drouart. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
1 Dec 1917
p. 35
Motion Picture News
15 Sep 1917
p. 1828
Motion Picture News
13 Oct 1917
p. 2551
Motion Picture News
20 Oct 1917
p. 2786
Motion Picture News
17 Nov 1917
p. 3485
Motography
10 Nov 1917
p. 1009
Moving Picture World
3 Nov 1917
p. 719, 751
Moving Picture World
17 Nov 1917
pp. 1032-1033
NYDM
10 Nov 1917
p. 25
Photoplay
Feb 1918
p. 69
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
O. Henry Series
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "A Night in New Arabia" by O. Henry in Strictly Business (New York, 1910).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Broadway Star Features Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
22 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11623
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jacob Spraggins, a Jewish self-made multi-millionaire, donates to charities to relieve his troubled conscience. When these institutions treat him coldly and continually ask for more, Jacob hires a detective to find the heir of the man he long ago swindled out of property worth ten thousand dollars, so that he can right the wrong. Meanwhile, Jacob's daughter Celia, whose passion for whistling has not been appreciated in her father's financial class, falls in love with the whistling grocery delivery boy, Thomas McLeod, who is the grandson of the man Jacob wronged. Clothed in her housemaid's cap and apron, Celia courts Thomas and wins his love. After Jacob's detective locates Thomas, Jacob, admiring Thomas' independence, gives him ten thousand dollars and hints that he might want to marry his daughter. Thomas refuses to meet her, but takes the money and elopes with Celia. When Jacob learns this, he pursues them to give his blessing. A year later, Jacob cancels his contributions to charity and raises the price of vinegar three cents per gallon so that his grandson will have all the money he ... +


Jacob Spraggins, a Jewish self-made multi-millionaire, donates to charities to relieve his troubled conscience. When these institutions treat him coldly and continually ask for more, Jacob hires a detective to find the heir of the man he long ago swindled out of property worth ten thousand dollars, so that he can right the wrong. Meanwhile, Jacob's daughter Celia, whose passion for whistling has not been appreciated in her father's financial class, falls in love with the whistling grocery delivery boy, Thomas McLeod, who is the grandson of the man Jacob wronged. Clothed in her housemaid's cap and apron, Celia courts Thomas and wins his love. After Jacob's detective locates Thomas, Jacob, admiring Thomas' independence, gives him ten thousand dollars and hints that he might want to marry his daughter. Thomas refuses to meet her, but takes the money and elopes with Celia. When Jacob learns this, he pursues them to give his blessing. A year later, Jacob cancels his contributions to charity and raises the price of vinegar three cents per gallon so that his grandson will have all the money he wants. +

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

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