Luke Coonrod Standifer, a stern but warmhearted old pioneer Texan, has been appointed Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics and History, and though his knowledge of these subjects is meager... See full summary »

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Luke Coonrod Standifer, a stern but warmhearted old pioneer Texan, has been appointed Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics and History, and though his knowledge of these subjects is meager, he sets about his task conscientiously. One day Luke is surprised in his office by the visit of a young but faded woman who came for state relief. Luke discovers she is the daughter of an old friend, Amos Colvin, and that her husband is the notorious "bad man" Benton Sharp. Benton had insured his life, paying a year's premiums in advance. Amos Colvin had died, meanwhile, and Sharp had immediately sold and gambled away the small holding Colvin left. Afterward he struck Amanda because she could not comply with his demand for more money. Luke becomes agitated and righteously indignant. Leaving Amanda he enters the office of the Treasurer, "Uncle Frank," a great friend of his. Luke learns none of the state appropriation can be secured for Amos Colvin's child without a lot of red tape. He returns and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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July 1917 (USA)  »

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