The Bawlerout (1913)

Miss Sullivan, the bawlerout for Charker & Co., loan bankers to the poor, is the terror of every unfortunate who has to borrow money on his salary. If they do not pay up promptly she is the... See full summary »

Director:

Oscar Apfel

Writer:

Forrest Halsey (story)
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Cast

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Edgena De Lespine ... Miss Sullivan - the Bawlerout
Irving Cummings ... Dick Lewis - the Bank Clerk
Sue Balfour Sue Balfour ... Mrs. Lewis - Dick's Mother
Ralph Lewis ... Downs - The Bank Cashier
Muriel Ostriche ... Edith Downs - the Bank Cashier's Daughter
Thomas R. Mills Thomas R. Mills ... John Howard - the Philanthropic Investigator
George Siegmann ... Bendis - the Bank President
Edward P. Sullivan ... The Shark's Henchman
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Miss Sullivan, the bawlerout for Charker & Co., loan bankers to the poor, is the terror of every unfortunate who has to borrow money on his salary. If they do not pay up promptly she is the one who goes to their place of employment and "bawls them out." Young Dick Lewis, a bank clerk, to help his fellow clerk. Jack Gray, borrows $200 of Charker & Co. The bawlerout is sent to his home to find out all about him. She pretends to be a book agent and talks with his mother, a kindly old gentlewoman. Satisfied that the boy is all he said, Charker & Co., advance him the money. Dick is engaged to Edith Downs, the pretty daughter of the bank cashier. She is a selfish, heartless girl, caring more for dress than she does for anything else. When Dick, owing to the fact that he has no evening clothes, finds himself unable to go to a ball with her, she calls his rival on the 'phone and makes an appointment to go with him, Dick's friend refuses to help Dick pay back the money he borrowed for his sake... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1913 (USA) See more »

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Reliance Film Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Somewhat confusing at times
1 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A strong three-reel film story by Forrest Halsey. It contains a large number of well-defined characters, including a bank president who also conducts a loan shark business on the side. The "bawlerout" is a girl employed as collector, the part being well played by Edgena de Lespine. Other members in the large cast are Irving Cummings, Muriel Ostriche, Sue Balfour and E.P. Sullivan. The story is rather involved and the interest of the observer jumps from one plot thread to another, which renders the situations somewhat confusing at times. But it has a good, live theme and gives an insight into loan shark manipulations, as well as showing the danger of getting into the clutches of such men. There are two love stories running through the film. - The Moving Picture World, May 3, 1913


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