The story of this most popular play deals with Tom Brown's efforts to save his fiancée's "black sheep" brother Wilfred Kenyon, from disgrace. An unfortunate state of affairs exists between ... See full summary »

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Edgar G. Wynn ...
Charles Clary ...
Gerald Thorne - a Tutor
George L. Cox ...
Wilfred Kenyon - a Black Sheep
Edgar Kennedy ...
Claxton Madden
James Le Boutillier ...
John Cartright
Frank Weed ...
Tubby Anderson
William Stowell ...
Happy Thurston
Charles A. Kellner ...
Bud Hall
Joseph Sullivan ...
Fielding J. Thatcher ...
Codrington
Lillian Leighton ...
Mrs. Kenyon
Winifred Greenwood ...
Evelyn Kenyon
Adrienne Kroell ...
Marion Thorne - Gerald's Sister
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The story of this most popular play deals with Tom Brown's efforts to save his fiancée's "black sheep" brother Wilfred Kenyon, from disgrace. An unfortunate state of affairs exists between Wilfred and Marion Thorne, the sister of Gerald Thorne, a sturdy southerner, who is tutoring his way through college and incidentally stroking the varsity crew. This situation is misunderstood by all but Tom. Matters reach a climax on the day of the big boat race between Harvard and a champion English crew. Thorne as he is about to enter the boat is given an anonymous note to the effect that Marion is about to leave town with one of the college men. He throws the race and rushes to his sister, whom he finds in possession of Tom's check for an amount to cover her expenses. The check has been forged by Wilfred. Crazed with grief and anger he rushes back to the boathouse. In the meantime Tom Brown, Thorne's substitute, has stroked the Harvard crew to victory, and as he is carried into the boathouse by ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 December 1911 (USA)  »

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The players do very well and are pleasing, especially the heroine
12 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This picture is an adaptation of the popular stage production of the same name. It is a rather complicated story for a picture and, at first, it is hard to distinguish the characters and keep in mind what they stand for in the picture. Where there are so many, one is seen tor a moment and then gives place to another. When the first is seen again the spectator has to work hard to remember what he was doing when last seen. It takes several scenes before we reach an easy acquaintance. This is the only noticeable weakness of the early scenes of this unusually interesting picture of college life. It is set in very appropriate backgrounds that seem very much indeed like Cambridge, Mass. The story deals with the adventures of Tom Brown and his sweetheart and college friends, one of whom is a weak character who comes very near discrediting Tom. There is a very good boat race with eight-oared shells; perhaps the best thing in the picture. The players do very well and are pleasing, especially the heroine, Tom's sweetheart. It is a picture commendable to spectators who will catch its early scenes closely enough to gather up the threads of the story.

  • The Moving Picture World, January 6, 1912



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