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This film was reviewed in MPN under the title Every Town . It was made in conjunction with the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. Philip P. Jacobs, the assistant secretary of the Association, was said to have been largely instrumental in the preparation of the ... More Less

This film was reviewed in MPN under the title Every Town . It was made in conjunction with the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. Philip P. Jacobs, the assistant secretary of the Association, was said to have been largely instrumental in the preparation of the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
22 May 15
p. 67.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 5.
MPW
22 May 15
p. 1275.
MPW
27 Nov 15
p. 2, 73
MPW
3 Jul 15
p. 130, 132
Variety
23 Jul 15
p. 18.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Every Town
Release Date:
18 June 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5522
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Self-made man Emerson Boyd of Every-town owns the Boyd Mills, which uses child labor and disregards health regulations, and the Boyd Chemical Company, which manufactures harmful patent medicines. Crooked politician David Duncan, the mills's general manager, misinforms Boyd about factory conditions. After Boyd's beloved daughter postpones accepting the proposal of Matthew Brand, an unambitious rich young man, until he does something for humanity, Matthew reads an exposé of the mills by editor Clifford Cole. He buys Cole's newspaper when Boyd attempts to stifle it and supports the National Tuberculosis Society's proposal to build a sanitarium in Every-town to combat the rise of tuberculosis. Boyd and Duncan impose upon Mayor Alrich to defeat the measure. When Eleanor becomes ill, her physician diagnoses tuberculosis. Boyd frantically attempts to administer his "miracle cure," Saco-Ozone, but the doctor throws it out, calling it harmful. After Duncan dies dynamiting the newspaper office, Boyd listens to Matthew, and they start a reform movement. Eleanor recovers at a sanitarium and accepts Matthews' ... +


Self-made man Emerson Boyd of Every-town owns the Boyd Mills, which uses child labor and disregards health regulations, and the Boyd Chemical Company, which manufactures harmful patent medicines. Crooked politician David Duncan, the mills's general manager, misinforms Boyd about factory conditions. After Boyd's beloved daughter postpones accepting the proposal of Matthew Brand, an unambitious rich young man, until he does something for humanity, Matthew reads an exposé of the mills by editor Clifford Cole. He buys Cole's newspaper when Boyd attempts to stifle it and supports the National Tuberculosis Society's proposal to build a sanitarium in Every-town to combat the rise of tuberculosis. Boyd and Duncan impose upon Mayor Alrich to defeat the measure. When Eleanor becomes ill, her physician diagnoses tuberculosis. Boyd frantically attempts to administer his "miracle cure," Saco-Ozone, but the doctor throws it out, calling it harmful. After Duncan dies dynamiting the newspaper office, Boyd listens to Matthew, and they start a reform movement. Eleanor recovers at a sanitarium and accepts Matthews' proposal. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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