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Stevens, the bank clerk, is ambitious. His great desire is to become a lawyer. He stays at the bank at night to study, but is unable to take a course at college owing to his poverty. He ... See full summary »

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Frank Powell

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Robert Hobart Davis (author), Forrest Halsey (author)
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Cast overview:
Edward José Edward José ... Stevens (later The Judge)
Thurlow Bergen ... The Young Lawyer
Virginia Pearson ... Stevens' Daughter
Eleanor Woodruff ... Stevens' Wife
Sam J. Ryan ... The Political Boss (as Sam Ryan)
Theda Bara ... Gang Moll (as Theodosia Goodman)
Creighton Hale ... Office Clerk
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Stevens, the bank clerk, is ambitious. His great desire is to become a lawyer. He stays at the bank at night to study, but is unable to take a course at college owing to his poverty. He handles immense sums of money every day and is strongly tempted to steal some, but fights off the desire till one evening when a belated customer comes late to the bank with a deposit of several thousand dollars. He sees a way for his ambition to be gratified and takes the money. His wife refuses to go with him, so he deserts her and his small daughter and goes away. Some time later we see him in a strange town living under an assumed name. His ambition has been gratified and through the good will of the political boss he has been made a judge. He falls in love with the daughter of his friend, the boss, but is deterred from marriage by the thought of his wife whom he had deserted. In the meantime Mrs. Stevens has become destitute and unable to support her daughter. She takes her daughter to an orphan ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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17 July 1914 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Interesting mainly as a survivor
22 October 2002 | by psteierSee all my reviews

A real melodrama, up to the courtroom climax, with reasonably good production values. Interesting contrast of the poor and the rich of the day.

This is said to be Theda Bara's first movie, but she only has a bit part, and it is hard to guess from it that she would soon be a top star.


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