Through a chance meeting, John Penell and Mary Nelson become acquainted. He is very courteous and she invites him to call to see her at her home. He meets Mary's sister, Kate, and falls in ... See full summary »

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Mary Nelson
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John Penell (as Robert Gaillord)
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Through a chance meeting, John Penell and Mary Nelson become acquainted. He is very courteous and she invites him to call to see her at her home. He meets Mary's sister, Kate, and falls in love with her. After this, Kate and John meet frequently and one day when Kate calls to see John at the express office, where he is employed as a driver. He introduces her to Frank Johnson, the shipping clerk, who is very much taken with her and later manages to meet her. He tells her that John is a thief and so poisons her mind against him, that she throws John over for Johnson. Kate tells Mary about John's dishonesty, but she does not believe it and does not rest until she tells John of the aspersion which Johnson has cast upon him. He gives up his position and takes a job on an ocean liner as a stoker. Johnson marries Kate, but they do not live happily together. Mary feels certain of John's innocence, and she determines to prove it. She employs a detective, who takes a position in the express ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 October 1912 (USA)  »

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Directed with smoothness and convincing naturalness
4 March 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Mrs. Breuil, most of whose dramas and comedies have been deservedly popular, will add to her reputation as a writer of fresh plots by this love story of a working girl and a clerk in an express office. Edith Story plays the girl who loves, at first vainly, the clerk, played by Robert Gaillord. Zena Keefe plays the girl's younger sister, at first preferred by the clerk. Harry T. Morey plays a second clerk in the same office, a heavy villain's part, who gets Lena away from the other by getting him suspected of a theft. This gives Edith a chance to show true love and Lena a chance to show scorn. The man leaves America as a stoker and throws Lena's picture into the furnace. Director Frederick Thompson has directed with smoothness and convincing naturalness. It makes an excellent commercial release. - The Moving Picture World, November 9, 1912


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