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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Harvest of Shame . A motion picture entitled A Man's Fight was licensed for exhibition in New York state on 12 Apr 1927. It is possible that the 1927 film, for which no credit or plot information has been located, was a re-release of the 1919 film. ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Harvest of Shame . A motion picture entitled A Man's Fight was licensed for exhibition in New York state on 12 Apr 1927. It is possible that the 1927 film, for which no credit or plot information has been located, was a re-release of the 1919 film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Aug 19
p. 985.
MPN
23 Aug 19
p. 1689.
MPW
23 Aug 19
p. 1183.
Wid's
25 Jul 19
p. 44.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Harvest of Shame
Release Date:
11 August 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Roger Carr, the insolent son of a wealthy New Yorker, takes the blame for the murder of Norman Evans, whom Roger believes his sister Ethel shot when Evans assaulted her. Although Ethel, who was unconscious, confesses to protect Roger, whom she thinks is guilty, Roger is sent to prison, and Ethel goes to a California mission. Upon his release, Roger is disowned by his father. He goes to Arizona, and after buying a copper mine, becomes the leader of the independent owners opposing the trust. After Roger instigates reforms favoring the workers, the trust reveals Roger's past. Meanwhile, Jarvis, the Carr butler, who became a gardener at the mission, gives Ethel a confession of murdering Evans, before he dies from injuries suffered in a tornado. After Ethel clears Roger's name with the confession, Roger, with the help of his stenographer, Mary Tompkins, reveals a strike leader as a tool of the trust. Roger is elected to Congress, and weds ... +


Roger Carr, the insolent son of a wealthy New Yorker, takes the blame for the murder of Norman Evans, whom Roger believes his sister Ethel shot when Evans assaulted her. Although Ethel, who was unconscious, confesses to protect Roger, whom she thinks is guilty, Roger is sent to prison, and Ethel goes to a California mission. Upon his release, Roger is disowned by his father. He goes to Arizona, and after buying a copper mine, becomes the leader of the independent owners opposing the trust. After Roger instigates reforms favoring the workers, the trust reveals Roger's past. Meanwhile, Jarvis, the Carr butler, who became a gardener at the mission, gives Ethel a confession of murdering Evans, before he dies from injuries suffered in a tornado. After Ethel clears Roger's name with the confession, Roger, with the help of his stenographer, Mary Tompkins, reveals a strike leader as a tool of the trust. Roger is elected to Congress, and weds Mary. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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