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DATE
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ETR
20 Nov 20
p. 2614.
MPN
13 Nov 20
p. 3819.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 4112.
MPW
28 Dec 19
p. 13.
New York Morning Telegraph
7 Nov 1920.
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Wid's
7 Nov 20
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
20 October 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15688
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,483
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Poverty-stricken John Hargrave is forced to beg employment from rich mill owner Roger Winton in order to save his sick mother's life. Winton refuses to help, and when Hargrave's mother dies, he swears revenge. Eighteen years pass and Hargrave is now owner of a large paper mill, in competition with Winton. Hargrave and Winton's son, Roger Jr., are also rivals for the same woman, Irene Foster, who desires Winton's love but Hargrave's money. Winton, Sr., in an attempted takeover of Hargrave's stock, bribes labor agitators to create turmoil in Hargrave's plant. Hargrave discovers the plot, foils the scheme and discovers Irene's disloyalty. Although stricken with blindness because of the agitation in his life, Hargrave finds true love with his secretary, Margaret Carlisle. Once his sight is restored, he marries ... +


Poverty-stricken John Hargrave is forced to beg employment from rich mill owner Roger Winton in order to save his sick mother's life. Winton refuses to help, and when Hargrave's mother dies, he swears revenge. Eighteen years pass and Hargrave is now owner of a large paper mill, in competition with Winton. Hargrave and Winton's son, Roger Jr., are also rivals for the same woman, Irene Foster, who desires Winton's love but Hargrave's money. Winton, Sr., in an attempted takeover of Hargrave's stock, bribes labor agitators to create turmoil in Hargrave's plant. Hargrave discovers the plot, foils the scheme and discovers Irene's disloyalty. Although stricken with blindness because of the agitation in his life, Hargrave finds true love with his secretary, Margaret Carlisle. Once his sight is restored, he marries Margaret. +

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