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ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 834.
MPN
9 Feb 18
pp. 887-88.
MPW
9 Feb 18
p. 866, 870-71.
NYDM
2 Feb 18
p. 734.
Variety
1 Feb 18
p. 45.
Wid's
2 Feb 18
pp. 920-21.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Hopper" by Meredith Nicholson in Collier's National Weekly (30 Dec 1916).
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 February 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,727
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Antique collectors Wilbur Talbot and John Wilton are friends until Wilbur secures a Chinese vase that John had long coveted. The enmity that then grows up between them is so fierce that when their children, Roger and Muriel, marry, the young people are disinherited. On a farm near the Talbot home live The Hopper, a reformed crook, his wife Mary, and their friend Humpy. One afternoon, The Hopper, believing that a detective is after him, appropriates Roger's car for his escape, but when he discovers little Roger, Jr. on the rear seat, he returns the child. There he encounters Muriel, who, hoping to end the feud, asks him to steal the Ming vase from Wilbur and an equally valuable piece from John. The two old men then accuse each other of robbery and kidnapping until The Hopper enters with the china and the child. Watching their grandson romp about the room with the antiques clutched precariously in his little hands, they agree to shake hands and reunite the two ... +


Antique collectors Wilbur Talbot and John Wilton are friends until Wilbur secures a Chinese vase that John had long coveted. The enmity that then grows up between them is so fierce that when their children, Roger and Muriel, marry, the young people are disinherited. On a farm near the Talbot home live The Hopper, a reformed crook, his wife Mary, and their friend Humpy. One afternoon, The Hopper, believing that a detective is after him, appropriates Roger's car for his escape, but when he discovers little Roger, Jr. on the rear seat, he returns the child. There he encounters Muriel, who, hoping to end the feud, asks him to steal the Ming vase from Wilbur and an equally valuable piece from John. The two old men then accuse each other of robbery and kidnapping until The Hopper enters with the china and the child. Watching their grandson romp about the room with the antiques clutched precariously in his little hands, they agree to shake hands and reunite the two families. +

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Crime


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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