Graham Lawlor, a banker and financier, is persuaded to invest in the Silver Shield Mines and become president of the company. Harris, Brennen & Lester, the promoters, are frauds. Lawlor ... See full summary »
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Trevor Lawlor - a Young Attorney
Charles Eldridge ...
Graham Lawlor - Trevor's Father (as Mr. Eldridge)
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Harris - a Swindler
Earle Williams ...
Lester - a Swindler
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Brennan - a Swindler (as Harold Wilson)
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Brenda Wray - Lester's Stenographer
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Graham Lawlor, a banker and financier, is persuaded to invest in the Silver Shield Mines and become president of the company. Harris, Brennen & Lester, the promoters, are frauds. Lawlor sends word to his son, who is practicing law in a small town, and tells him to give up his practice and take the secretaryship of the company. Trevor, the son, comes to look things over. He is convinced there is something wrong, refuses the secretaryship and warns his father. His father and he quarrel. Trevor goes back to his practice. Lester, the junior partner in the mine, makes love to his stenographer, Brenda Wray, and then casts her off. Ugly rumors get about regarding the stability of the Silver Shield Mine. The others try to throw all the blame for the failure on Lawlor, He declares, however, that he has papers in his possession which will exonerate him. They determine to get these incriminating papers. They bribe Lawlor's servant to steal them. The plot is overheard by Brenda, who has visited ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 May 1912 (USA)  »

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Every role seems to be equally important and all are filled extremely well
19 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The characters in this picture play for the sake of portraying a clearly set forth situation. There is no lead in it; every role seems to be equally important and all are filled extremely well. Mr. Costello plays a young lawyer, son of a fairly rich elderly business man (Mr. Eldridge). Three swindlers (played by Van Dyke Brooke, Earl Williams and Harold Wilson) have got him involved in a bogus mine and innocently he has permitted himself to be made president of it. The "bubble" bursts; the swindlers bribe the butler to rob him of the only evidence that can clear him and are making him the scapegoat; but the son, the lawyer, by his astuteness, gets a confession from the servant and, in the trial, discomforts the villains. Miss Zena Kieffe, as the daughter of the old business man, brings much charm of personality and acting into several of the scenes. The photography and general handling of the pictures are excellent. It makes a very interesting release. - The Moving Picture World, June 1, 1912


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