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According to modern sources, Anton Grot was the art director on this ... More Less

According to modern sources, Anton Grot was the art director on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 May 17
p. 1681.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3311.
MPW
26 May 71
p. 1299.
MPW
3 Mar 17
p. 26.
Wid's
21 Jun 17
p. 390.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
25 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10645
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Possessed of an iron heart and a desire for power, Stephen Martin rules his iron works with a hand of steel. Even his son Tom, who marries against his father's wishes, is forced to leave home. At the death of his brother, who owned an even larger manufacturing plant, Martin inherits his brother's property, and Mrs. Martin, unable to improve socially with her husband, is forced out of the house to make way for adventuress Anne Parnell. When the workers in the plant demand more pay, Martin refuses, and a strike is called. Tom tries to pacify the strikers, but to no avail. During the strike, the plant is burned to the ground, and Martin finds himself financially ruined. His heart then softens, and he returns to his wife and begs forgiveness of his ... +


Possessed of an iron heart and a desire for power, Stephen Martin rules his iron works with a hand of steel. Even his son Tom, who marries against his father's wishes, is forced to leave home. At the death of his brother, who owned an even larger manufacturing plant, Martin inherits his brother's property, and Mrs. Martin, unable to improve socially with her husband, is forced out of the house to make way for adventuress Anne Parnell. When the workers in the plant demand more pay, Martin refuses, and a strike is called. Tom tries to pacify the strikers, but to no avail. During the strike, the plant is burned to the ground, and Martin finds himself financially ruined. His heart then softens, and he returns to his wife and begs forgiveness of his son. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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