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The Man for A' That (1914)

A wealthy clubman becomes disenchanted with the life of the idle rich and takes up work among the poor.


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Cast overview:
Frank Willard
Ruth Davis
Count Versailles
Grace Meredith
Tommy Harper ...
Dick Davis (as Thomas Harper)
Annie Edney ...
Mrs. Davis


Frank Willard, a wealthy clubman, becomes disgusted with society and determines to live among the poor, to discover whether or not there is any character, and to satisfy his curiosity. Grace Meridith, a society belle, had known Frank all her life, in fact the two families had decided long ago that Frank and Grace should wed when they were old enough. Early one morning when he and his society friends were leaving a social function, Frank discovered a young newsboy giving a beggar some pennies. This gave him an insight into the other side of life, which made him decide right then and there to live among the poorer classes to find REAL life. His evening suit is discarded and substituted for a very plain unfashionable suit. Frank sends a note to his fiancée, telling her that he is leaving town on business and will be gone a few days. Going back to the newsboy's stand, he tells the urchin that he is out of work and hasn't any place to go. With the same goodness of heart with which he gave ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short





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24 April 1914 (USA)  »

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