"Thirty per cent dividend! Is your money supporting you? If not, call and see us. Rising Sun Copper Company." This is the bait that the vultures throw out to catch the "doves," widows and ... See full summary »
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"Thirty per cent dividend! Is your money supporting you? If not, call and see us. Rising Sun Copper Company." This is the bait that the vultures throw out to catch the "doves," widows and orphans. Mrs. Hanley reads this advertisement in the morning paper. After considering and comparing the 4% which she is drawing on the money which was left her by her dead husband, with the offer of 30% by the Rising Sun Copper Company, she decides to invest her money and "Be Independent" for life. She draws her deposit from the bank and calls at the office of the company to secure their so-called "Gilt-Edged" certificates of stock. The Bankers' Association calls upon the Federal authorities to investigate this get-rich-quick mining company. Secret service men are put on the case and they soon secure evidence and lay their plans to arrest the swindlers. Detective Burns is put on the case and soon has them in custody. Mrs. Manley learns that she has been robbed. She calls up the police, but they can ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 August 1912 (USA)  »

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An exhibitor will do his patrons a distinct service by showing this picture
21 January 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a story with a moral, and a warning only too plain. It is not entertainment, at least not in the ordinary sense; it is unpleasant. At the same time, in a well balanced program, where there are no other "weepers," an exhibitor will do his patrons a distinct service by showing this picture. A widow is lured by an advertisement promising 30 per cent, dividends to withdraw her money from the savings bank and "invest" it in wildcat mining stocks. The banker, aware of her intention, tips off the Federal authorities, and the slick promoter is later raided. The widow, of course, and a lot of other widows and people of small means lose their all. The story is well put on. - The Moving Picture World, August 31, 1912


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