Gertrude Sawyer supports herself and an invalid sister on her wages as stenographer of a large corporation, but her income does not allow her to fulfill her longing to have her sister seek ... See full summary »

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Gertrude Sawyer - the Stenographer
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Joe Elbert
Edith Peters ...
Gertrude's Invalid Sister
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Charles Hardin
John Sturgeon
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Gertrude Sawyer supports herself and an invalid sister on her wages as stenographer of a large corporation, but her income does not allow her to fulfill her longing to have her sister seek the remedy of the seaside, or to furnish what conduces to quick recovery. Gertrude's employer, Charles Hardin, has a business rival, Joe Elbert, whom he is anxious to crush. Eager to obtain inside information, Hardin so contrives matters that Gertrude quits his employ and secures a similar position with Elbert. She comes to learn that she is supposed to spy on Elbert and keep Hardin informed of his business secrets. Gertrude is thereby confronted with a terrible alternative. She must either pursue course of action that is dishonorable and repellent, or be thrown out of employment, and thus increase her sister's sufferings, both mental and physical. The situation is complicated by the fact that Gertrude falls in love with Elbert, and he with her. Unknown to Gertrude, Elbert overhears a stormy ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 December 1914 (USA)  »

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The Girl Who Earns Her Own Living #1: The Stenographer  »

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Followed by The Girl at the Key (1915) See more »

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