Young Billy Burns is in love with Irene Brander, to whose father he is private secretary. Irene returns his affection, but is very much afraid that her father will force her to marry Bert ... See full summary »

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Billy Burns
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Irene Brander - Billy's Sweetheart
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Bert Austin - Billy's Rival
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Young Billy Burns is in love with Irene Brander, to whose father he is private secretary. Irene returns his affection, but is very much afraid that her father will force her to marry Bert Austin, a young society and club man of his choice. Billy, seeing that this is imminent, goes boldly to Irene's house and asks her father for her hand. The father rates Billy severely for his impertinence in daring to put such a request, and forbidding him to ever speak to Irene again, sends him from the house. The next day when Billy arrives at his employer's office, he finds himself discharged. Discouraged, Billy goes to a nearby resort and obtains a position as lifeguard on the beach, where soon after his engagement, Bert Austin brings Irene and her father for a day's outing. Bert and Irene go for a swim, when Irene is seized with cramps and appeals to Bert for help. He deserts her in a cowardly fashion. Billy, on the lookout house, sees her plight and, jumping into the water, brings her safely to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 August 1912 (USA)  »

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