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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
26 Aug 16
p. 500.
MPN
9 Sep 16
p. 1567.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1308.
MPW
25 Dec 15
p. 2452.
Variety
18 Aug 16
p. 18.
Wid's
24 Aug 16
p. 803.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "B" by Edgar Franklin (pseud. of Edgar Franklin Stearns) in Railroad Man's Magazine (Mar 1916).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8908
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jim Lewis always has been considered the best engineer on the D & O railroad, so when he is fired, the other workers are mystified. Jim's pink slip was signed simply "B," just as the company's firing notices were always signed, and the men assume that the letter stands for the company president, Theodore C. Barker. They convince Jim to go East and confront the much-hated president, but when he arrives, he finds Theodore to be a charming, sympathetic family man. He then learns that "B" stands for Brown, the general manager of the railroad, who has been running the company behind Theodore's back, and who has run away with a fortune in railroad securities. Jim goes after Brown and brings him back to face the authorities, after which the recently fired engineer is rehired as Theodore's assistant and then marries Theodore's daughter ... +


Jim Lewis always has been considered the best engineer on the D & O railroad, so when he is fired, the other workers are mystified. Jim's pink slip was signed simply "B," just as the company's firing notices were always signed, and the men assume that the letter stands for the company president, Theodore C. Barker. They convince Jim to go East and confront the much-hated president, but when he arrives, he finds Theodore to be a charming, sympathetic family man. He then learns that "B" stands for Brown, the general manager of the railroad, who has been running the company behind Theodore's back, and who has run away with a fortune in railroad securities. Jim goes after Brown and brings him back to face the authorities, after which the recently fired engineer is rehired as Theodore's assistant and then marries Theodore's daughter Mildred. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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