Ill and destitute, Harry Van Courtland, the wayward son, appeals to his father for aid, but Jacob Van Courtland is of a stern, unforgiving nature, and the letter is returned unopened. Van ... See full summary »

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Bratton Powers - Van Cortland's Personal Secretary
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Eileen Van Cortland - the Daughter
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Harry Van Cortland - the Son (as Sidney Rankin Drew)
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Jacob Van Cortland - the Father
Charles Eldridge
Anders Randolf
Minnie Storey
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Ill and destitute, Harry Van Courtland, the wayward son, appeals to his father for aid, but Jacob Van Courtland is of a stern, unforgiving nature, and the letter is returned unopened. Van Courtland is known as "The King of the Tenements" because of the large number owned by him. His secretary, Bratton Powers, is in love with Courtland's daughter, Eileen, but the "King" frowns upon the match. Eileen does what she can, personally, to relieve the suffering of the tenement dwellers. On one of her rounds she finds her brother. She appeals to her father for forgiveness and aid, but he flatly refuses both. Then Eileen, without her father's knowledge, sells her necklace. Van Courtland learns that some of his tenements, due to be condemned, may be saved through political influence, and he sends Bratton with a letter to Gantling, enclosing a large check as a bribe. His daughter happens to see the letter. Courtland discovers the loss of the necklace, and when Powers, unable to see Gantling, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 February 1915 (USA)  »

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