The Hard Rock Breed (1918)

Drama | 10 March 1918

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HISTORY

Contemporary sources note that the short story "The Hard Rock Breed" was published in The Saturday Evening Post ... More Less

Contemporary sources note that the short story "The Hard Rock Breed" was published in The Saturday Evening Post . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
9 Mar 18
p. 1145.
MPN
16 Mar 18
p. 1611.
MPW
16 Mar 18
pp. 1556-57, 1562-63.
Variety
16 Feb 18
p. 1002.
Wid's
21 Mar 18
p. 1025.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 March 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Donald Naughton, the lazy son of a self-made millionaire named Bill Naughton, is sent to his father's rock quarries to replace the crooked superintendent, Mike Carney. The job at first proves difficult for Don, who does not know how to handle the rock drillers, but is made somewhat more pleasant by the presence of Shiela Dolan, the pretty daughter of Naughton's old friend Lynch, an alcoholic. Don hires a new gang of workmen, but they prove to be anarchists secretly in Carney's employ. The young boss earns the respect of the regular hands by beating Jerry Shea in a fight, but Carney and his partner, Greek Louis, succeed in stirring up a strike. After Don and his men defeat Carney's agitators in a brawl, Don saves Carney from a lynch mob. The men return to work with a new respect for their boss, and Don wins Shiela's ... +


Donald Naughton, the lazy son of a self-made millionaire named Bill Naughton, is sent to his father's rock quarries to replace the crooked superintendent, Mike Carney. The job at first proves difficult for Don, who does not know how to handle the rock drillers, but is made somewhat more pleasant by the presence of Shiela Dolan, the pretty daughter of Naughton's old friend Lynch, an alcoholic. Don hires a new gang of workmen, but they prove to be anarchists secretly in Carney's employ. The young boss earns the respect of the regular hands by beating Jerry Shea in a fight, but Carney and his partner, Greek Louis, succeed in stirring up a strike. After Don and his men defeat Carney's agitators in a brawl, Don saves Carney from a lynch mob. The men return to work with a new respect for their boss, and Don wins Shiela's love. +

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