John Bryce is engaged to Gertrude, daughter of Curtis Greer, president of the Interurban Railway. Bryce and Greer become involved in a political discussion, much to Gertrude's annoyance, ... See full summary »
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Curtis Greer - The Street Railway Magnate
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Gertrude Greer - Curtis' Daughter
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John McNamara
Harold M. Shaw ...
John Bryce - Gertrude's Fiance
Charles M. Seay ...
Editor of the Morning Echo
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Edith Sinclair - a Reporter
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John Bryce is engaged to Gertrude, daughter of Curtis Greer, president of the Interurban Railway. Bryce and Greer become involved in a political discussion, much to Gertrude's annoyance, but when she finds that Bryce opposes her father's argument she becomes greatly incensed and treats him coldly. The citizens becoming disgusted with the corrupt administration of the machine, draw up a reform ticket and offer the nomination for mayor to Bryce. He accepts and the editor of the News sends Edith Sinclair to interview him. McNamara, the machine candidate, rushes to Greer with the news of Bryce's nomination. Greer visits Bryce and gives him the choice of either withdrawing or having the engagement broken. Bryce declines to withdraw, whereupon Gertrude hands him her engagement ring. This interview, however, has been overheard by Edith, who has entered the room unseen and taken down the conversation in shorthand. Seeing Bryce's dejected attitude, she sacrifices a big scoop by tearing up her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 October 1911 (USA)  »

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Her adventures are perilous enough to thrill
16 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This play deals with a live issue of interest and importance to Americans of all classes. It lifts the curtain of official secrecy from practices that are going on at this very minute; it is instructive without being tiresome, and it points out with incidental irony the kind of "public service" we are getting from business organizations and the men we elect to office to be their tools. All this is done in entertaining story form, with a dramatic struggle between two opposed forces and a delightful love interest centered upon a girl who has to fight her way instead of having it prepared for her; the kind of up-to-date heroine that American audiences admire more than the clinging vine variety. The pivotal character is not the one indicated in the title role, though the honors are his in the end, but is that of a girl reporting for a daily paper attired as are the better class of business and professional women in our daily lives, who conducts herself with a combination of modesty, high spirit and intelligence that is thoroughly representative of a type that we all recognize. In this matter of types the entire photoplay is exceptionally good. Especially effective is the man who plays the role of the financier of corrupt practices. Instead of an actor in white spats, we have a gentleman at ease in a dress suit, who looks as though he really had an asset of costly experiences in high living behind his impersonate n. He looks like one of those men of immense wealth who have grown so indifferent to public opinion that they over-reach themselves in an excess- of greed. He seeks to influence the reform candidate through his daughter and unwittingly furnishes the material for his own downfall to the keen-witted girl reporter. Her adventures are perilous enough to thrill, and the outcome of her splendid scoop is one that will win the approval of every right-minded man and woman in the audience. It will go. - The Moving Picture World, September 30, 1911


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