The Dwelling Place of Light (1920)

Drama | 12 September 1920

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
18 Sep 20
p. 1719.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2501.
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 2553.
MPW
19 Mar 20
p. 53.
New York Morning Telegraph
12 Sep 1920.
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Wid's
12 Sep 20
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Benjamin B. Hampton
Copyright Date:
12 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15686
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When stenographer Janet Butler's malevolent employer, Claude Ditmar, begins to harass Janet sexually after carrying on an affair with her younger sister Elsie, Janet decides to quit her job and join forces with the disgruntled mill workers. While attempting to avert a looming strike, Brooks Insall, one of the mill's major stockholders, meets Janet and the two fall in love. In the ensuing chaos of the strike, Ditmar is shot by Janet's deranged mother, and Janet is imprisoned for the crime. Insall exonerates her, replaces Ditmar as the mill's manager and rescues Elsie, whose shame had forced her into exile. Elsie's return restores Janet's mother's sanity, and they all face a happy future ... +


When stenographer Janet Butler's malevolent employer, Claude Ditmar, begins to harass Janet sexually after carrying on an affair with her younger sister Elsie, Janet decides to quit her job and join forces with the disgruntled mill workers. While attempting to avert a looming strike, Brooks Insall, one of the mill's major stockholders, meets Janet and the two fall in love. In the ensuing chaos of the strike, Ditmar is shot by Janet's deranged mother, and Janet is imprisoned for the crime. Insall exonerates her, replaces Ditmar as the mill's manager and rescues Elsie, whose shame had forced her into exile. Elsie's return restores Janet's mother's sanity, and they all face a happy future together. +

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