Her Excellency, the Governor (1917)

Drama | 1 July 1917

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HISTORY

According to Wid's , this film was produced at Triangle's Eastern studio, which was located in Yonkers, ... More Less

According to Wid's , this film was produced at Triangle's Eastern studio, which was located in Yonkers, NY. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Jul 17
p. 344.
MPN
14 Jul 17
p. 280.
MPW
23 Jun 17
p. 1992.
NYDM
7 Jul 17
p. 15.
Variety
6 Jul 17
p. 22.
Wid's
5 Jul 17
p. 422.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 July 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

James Barclay is elected to the office of governor on the machine ticket. Sylvia Marlowe, a lawyer whom Barclay has loved for years, refuses to marry him because she fears that Barclay's ambition is causing him to disregard ethics and justice. When he is persuaded by the political boss to veto a child labor measure, Sylvia determines to run for the office of lieutenant governor and is elected. After war is declared, the political boss is bought by a German agent to kill an army appropriation bill, even though the money is urgently needed. Barclay lacks the courage to defy the boss, so Sylvia arranges to have him leave the state, and during his absence, she signs the bill. At first Barclay is angered, but soon he is reconciled, and his next proposal to Sylvia is ... +


James Barclay is elected to the office of governor on the machine ticket. Sylvia Marlowe, a lawyer whom Barclay has loved for years, refuses to marry him because she fears that Barclay's ambition is causing him to disregard ethics and justice. When he is persuaded by the political boss to veto a child labor measure, Sylvia determines to run for the office of lieutenant governor and is elected. After war is declared, the political boss is bought by a German agent to kill an army appropriation bill, even though the money is urgently needed. Barclay lacks the courage to defy the boss, so Sylvia arranges to have him leave the state, and during his absence, she signs the bill. At first Barclay is angered, but soon he is reconciled, and his next proposal to Sylvia is accepted. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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