Tom, a young man in a small town, wants to marry his sweetheart Jane, but Jane's father won't allow it until Tom proves he can support her. Tom heads to New York City to make his fortune ... See full summary »

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Marshall Neilan ...
Tom Wilson (as Marshal Neilan)
Florence Dagmar ...
Jane Belknap
Dorothy Green ...
Amy Leroy
Loyola O'Connor ...
Mrs. Wilson
Mrs. Lewis McCord ...
Mrs. Bannon
Horace B. Carpenter ...
Merkle
Edgar Lewis ...
Weinstein (as Edward Lewis)
Ernest Joy ...
Judge Belknap
Tex Driscoll ...
Hez
Al Ernest Garcia ...
Jimmy Michaelson
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Tom, a young man in a small town, wants to marry his sweetheart Jane, but Jane's father won't allow it until Tom proves he can support her. Tom heads to New York City to make his fortune and prove to Jane's father that he has what it takes, but he meets and falls in love with Amy, a chorus girl, who already has a wealthy suitor. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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18 February 1915 (USA)  »

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This film, which is presumed lost, contains the earliest known appearance of the legendary Erich von Stroheim, who appears as an extra in a restaurant scene, proving he began his career at least two months before he appeared in "The Birth of a Nation." See more »

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The Country Boy (1915) - Lost Silent ?
17 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Reared by his widowed mother in a small town, Tom Wilson ( Marshall Neilan ), goes to New York after Judge Belknap ( Ernest Joy ), his sweetheart Jane's ( Florence Dagmar ) father, says he will not allow their marriage until Tom can support her in comfort. In New York, Tom gets a fifteen-dollar-a-week job as a clerk, and becomes infatuated with Amy Leroy ( Dorothy Green ), a chorus girl, whom he believes combines the qualities of Venus and Diana. Amy teases Tom both to irritate her lover, playboy Jimmy Michaelson ( Al Ernest Garcia ), and to amuse herself, but it causes Tom to lose Jane, as well as his job, which he had neglected. When he learns of Jane's reasons for pursuing him, Tom nearly commits suicide, but Merkle ( Horace B. Carpenter ), a newspaperman who befriended him, stops Tom and suggests they start a newspaper in Tom's hometown with the money that their friend, ticket speculator Weinstein ( Edward Lewis ), won at roulette. After the newspaper succeeds, Jane forgives Tom and the judge agrees to their marriage.

This 1915 silent drama was based on the play The Country Boy by Edgar Selwyn and produced by the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, starring Marshall Neilan. Sadly it now remains a lost silent film.


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