Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
Unknown to Reuben Warren ( H. B. Warner ), the foreman of an iron-works, his invention, the volta-dynamo, was stolen years earlier by his employer, Andrew Knowlton ( Mark Price ), and is the foundation for the iron magnate's financial empire. Reuben is in love with Knowlton's daughter Margaret ( Catherine Carter ), who is engaged to Ralph Standish ( Arthur Hoops ), the son of Reuben's deceased mentor. A strike against inhumane working conditions at the mill coincides with the discovery of Knowlton's theft by Reuben, who confronts the employer with proof of his treachery. Margaret later breaks her engagement to Ralph and proclaims her love for Reuben. As Margaret's husband, Reuben now owns half of the mill and gladly meets the strikers' demands.
This 1914 silent drama was based on the play Das verlorene Paradies by Lugwig Fulda, produced by the Famous Players Film Company, directed by J. Searle Dawley, starring H. B. Warner, Catherine Carter, Mark Price, Arthur Hoops, Rita Stan, Amy Summers and Phillips Tead. The film was released on September 1, 1914, by Paramount Pictures. The survival status of The Lost Paradise (1914) is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.
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