Nell Gordon is unfortunate in her ancestry; her father is a crook, but she possesses qualities of resourcefulness and loyalty. Though she loves her father, she detests his associates, ... See full summary »

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Jim Brooks
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Bill Whipple (as Tom O'Keefe)
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Nell Gordon is unfortunate in her ancestry; her father is a crook, but she possesses qualities of resourcefulness and loyalty. Though she loves her father, she detests his associates, particularly one, Bill Whipple, who is her constant suitor, Joe Dunham, who does the scouting for the trio, finds a likely bank in the town of Wheaton, the fact that a new bookkeeper is needed there opening a way for the gang to get into the bank, as Nell is an expert. Working on her love for her father, who is a very sick man, Whipple and Dunham persuade Nell to go to Wheaton and take the position. Boarding with the Rev. Dr. Singleton, Nell wins the confidence of Jim Brooks, the cashier of the bank, and of Tom Hoadley, his best friend and sheriff of the county. What the girl is working for, of course, is the combination of the safe, but before she has a chance to get it, she begins to realize that she is in love with the cashier. On the very day that she learns the combination and copies it. Jim ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 January 1917 (USA)  »

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Prisioneira do Amor  »

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There is a good village atmosphere running through the picture
31 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The Famous Players released on January 18 "A Girl Like that," a melodrama with a crook touch, but only a touch at that. It is directed by Del Henderson. Featured are Owen Moore and Irene Fenwick. Mr. Moore has the role of a cashier of a country bank, and it is a good character drawing of the bashful, nervous young man reared in a rural environment. Miss Fenwick is seen as the daughter of a bank burglar, who has decided to give up his old habits, and declines to be persuaded to resume them. The story turns upon the efforts of Nell Gordon, portrayed by Miss Fenwick, to keep her father straight and walk straight herself. There is a good village atmosphere running through the picture, of the little bank, the home life of the country parson and his wife, with whom Nell boards on the strength of her forged letters of recommendation, and of the church "sociable." There is strong love interest, too, following the arrival in town of the young woman who secures a position as bookkeeper in the bank; it is her love for the cashier which is the determining factor in the upsetting of the plans of the burglars and their later capture. There is a good cast supporting the two principals. Jack Dillon is the sheriff and Alice Thomas is Fannie, the sister of the cashier. There is a subsidiary love match here which contributes to the interest. Tom O'Keefe, Edwin Sturgis and Harry Lee, the latter as John Gordon, portray the bank burglars. William Butler is the clergyman. The raid on the bank is dramatic. It takes place in a rainstorm unusual in intensity. The struggle in the bank following the opening of the safe possesses real elements of melodrama. There are other tense moments, too, as when the father of Nell is killed by his companions because he refuses to instruct Nell to give to them the aid they later try to secure by subterfuge, only to fall into the trap she lays for them. "A Girl Like That" will be liked. – The Moving Picture World, February 3, 1917


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