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Release Date:
31 January 1912
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

       Kenneth Marsdon falsifies the books of his employer, James Ferris. The discrepancy is discovered. Marsdon accuses John Blackburn, his fellow clerk and rival for the hand of Ruth Ferris. John is discharged and immediately enlists in the English Army. Shortly after this, Blackburn shows his real character. He drinks and becomes insolent to Mr. Ferris, who is obliged to discharge him. A friend persuades him to join the army and he goes In the same regiment with Blackburn to South Africa in the Boer War. Blackburn is mortally wounded and left to die upon the battle tield. Kenneth hears that he is among the missing. His conscience asserts itself ana he hastens to the rescue of the man whom he has so grossly betrayed. In the rescue of Blackburn. Marsdon has been fatally wounded. On his death bed he makes a confession of his perfidy.
       After the war Blackburn returns to England and delivers Marsdon's confession to Ferris. He is greatly shocked by the villainy of the man whom he had trusted. He acknowledges his mistake and re-employs the wronged man. Ruth, who is present, rushes to the arms of her sweetheart.

       The Moving Picture World , 27 Jan 1912, page ... +


       Kenneth Marsdon falsifies the books of his employer, James Ferris. The discrepancy is discovered. Marsdon accuses John Blackburn, his fellow clerk and rival for the hand of Ruth Ferris. John is discharged and immediately enlists in the English Army. Shortly after this, Blackburn shows his real character. He drinks and becomes insolent to Mr. Ferris, who is obliged to discharge him. A friend persuades him to join the army and he goes In the same regiment with Blackburn to South Africa in the Boer War. Blackburn is mortally wounded and left to die upon the battle tield. Kenneth hears that he is among the missing. His conscience asserts itself ana he hastens to the rescue of the man whom he has so grossly betrayed. In the rescue of Blackburn. Marsdon has been fatally wounded. On his death bed he makes a confession of his perfidy.
       After the war Blackburn returns to England and delivers Marsdon's confession to Ferris. He is greatly shocked by the villainy of the man whom he had trusted. He acknowledges his mistake and re-employs the wronged man. Ruth, who is present, rushes to the arms of her sweetheart.

       The Moving Picture World , 27 Jan 1912, page 326. +

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Sub-genre:
War


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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