The Big Boss (1913)

Bascom, very worried about business, decides to apply to Morgan, the big boss, for help. Morgan offers to throw the Aqueduct Contract in his way if he will influence his young daughter, ... See full summary »

Director:

Frederick Sullivan

Writer:

Lu Senarens
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Siegmann ... Morgan - the Big Boss
Irving Cummings ... Dick - the Reporter
Muriel Ostriche ... Nell - Bascomb's Daughter
Augustus Balfour Augustus Balfour ... Bascomb (as A. Balfour)
Edward P. Sullivan ... Hart - the Contractor
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Bascom, very worried about business, decides to apply to Morgan, the big boss, for help. Morgan offers to throw the Aqueduct Contract in his way if he will influence his young daughter, Nell, to marry him. Bascom agrees, but later finds that Nell has engaged herself to Dick, a young reporter, and will have nothing to do with the boss. Morgan, furious, tells Bascom that now he will be ruined, indeed. By accident, Dick wanders into an East Side saloon where, in a private room, the boss meets his constituents. Dick overhears Morgan telling Hart, contractor, to meet him in the saloon at nine sharp as he is going to open all bids submitted so that Hart may make his lower than the others. Dick rushes back to his editor and tells him that he can secure a great graft story, but how. They hit upon the dictagraph. Dick plants it in the saloon and that night at nine is busy in a little upstairs room with the receiver at his ear busily jotting down notes. Nell is with him. The bids are brought to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1913 (USA) See more »

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Reliance Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story unfolds in a rather obvious manner
4 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel offering, dealing with graft. The big boss wants to marry the contractor's daughter, but she loves a handsome young newspaper reporter. The story unfolds in a rather obvious manner. The hero sets a dictograph and catches the boss in an incriminating conversation. The excitement comes in when the boss suddenly discovers the dictograph and rushes up the fire escape to where the hero is located and engages him in a hand to hand struggle. This scene is very interesting. Muriel Ostriche and Irving Cummings play the young couple and George Siegman appears as the boss. The photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, May 24, 1913


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