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DATE
PAGE
MPN
8 Dec 17
p. 4040.
MPW
8 Dec 17
p. 1478.
MPW
29 Dec 17
p. 2001.
NYDM
8 Dec 17
p. 23.
Variety
23 Nov 17
p. 43.
Wid's
29 Nov 17
pp. 765-66.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
8 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11800
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Accompanied by his daughter Esther, the aged Rev. Timothy Neal gives up the ministry and goes to the city, hoping to earn a living selling books. After her father's health fails, Esther takes a job on the town newspaper owned by Amos Winthrop. Also on the staff is Winthrop's son Roy and Allen Stone, the advertising manager of the paper. Stone opposes the paper's policy of yellow journalism which has been driving away advertisers; while Roy favors sensationalism and seizes the opportunity to publish a scandal involving Rose Lawlor, the daughter of the owner of the town's largest department store. Esther quashes the story by burning the copy and smashing the type, thus winning the gratitude of Lawlor who gives the paper his advertising patronage. With proof that scandal is bad for business, Winthrop fires his son and promotes Stone to manager of the paper. His position secure, Stone then proposes to ... +


Accompanied by his daughter Esther, the aged Rev. Timothy Neal gives up the ministry and goes to the city, hoping to earn a living selling books. After her father's health fails, Esther takes a job on the town newspaper owned by Amos Winthrop. Also on the staff is Winthrop's son Roy and Allen Stone, the advertising manager of the paper. Stone opposes the paper's policy of yellow journalism which has been driving away advertisers; while Roy favors sensationalism and seizes the opportunity to publish a scandal involving Rose Lawlor, the daughter of the owner of the town's largest department store. Esther quashes the story by burning the copy and smashing the type, thus winning the gratitude of Lawlor who gives the paper his advertising patronage. With proof that scandal is bad for business, Winthrop fires his son and promotes Stone to manager of the paper. His position secure, Stone then proposes to Esther. +

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