A young woman helps her brother by purchasing a much needed piece of land.




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Phyllis Moore
Harold Watson


John and Harold Watson were in the railroad-constructing business. Harold's taste, however, ran more to heart than to railroads. Whenever he could slip away from the office he spent his time at the studio of two girlfriends, Agnes and Phyllis Moore. Several times John found him there when important matters should have been engaging his attention at the office. Sometimes the girls would call at Harold's office and then they would talk art, forgetting everything else. One day Phyllis was there when John came into the room to consult with Harold. John was angry and their short but violent interview ended by John offering to buy Harold out for $10,000. Harold accepted. When John had gone Phyllis looked at the blueprint map of a new line of railway which John had brought in. She noticed one piece of property on the right of way which had not yet been secured. She pointed out to Harold how they might turn a nice penny. Harold jumped at the chance. In the shortest possible time he and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Family





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4 December 1911 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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It hardly measures up to the best that Lubin producers have done
3 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

There is a bit too much cheap comedy in this picture which, in some of its scenes, is bright enough; and it hardly measures up to the best that Lubin producers have done. The story will suggest an Imp picture of a few weeks back, called "The Artist Financier." It is perhaps a trifle better. Miss Lawrence plays an artistic young lady who is loved by the younger of James Murray's sons. This young man shows so much artistic temperament that his older brother, a good businessman, is discouraged and buys his share of the business. The young lady finds that this older brother has overlooked a plot of ground needed by his new railroad, so she uses the younger brother's check to buy it in and then makes the older brother pay her price for it, thereby showing a head for business. - The Moving Picture World, December 16, 1911

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