John Bird and Franklyn Fordham were business partners in years gone by. The firm being on the verge of bankruptcy, sought in every way to retrieve its lost prestige. Fordham, a man of honor... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Z. Leonard ...
Jock Manley
Herbert Rawlinson ...
John Bird alias Gorman
Al Ernest Garcia ...
William Manley (as Frank Garcia)
Fred Huntley ...
Doc Wilber
Frank Richardson ...
Franklyn Fordham
George Golde ...
Jenkins
Frank Clark ...
Jo Jones
Willis Warren ...
A.D. Messenger
Eugenie Besserer ...
Elinor Fordham
Betty Harte ...
Cad Wilber
Anna Dodge ...
Mrs. Manley
Edit

Storyline

John Bird and Franklyn Fordham were business partners in years gone by. The firm being on the verge of bankruptcy, sought in every way to retrieve its lost prestige. Fordham, a man of honor in all his dealings, and afterward a fond and devoted father, is made the innocent offender and accused of a crime through the unscrupulous plotting of Bird. The result was the great Johnston Mystery that had baffled the police for years. Bird leaves the city after securing the valuables left deposited in the firm's safe before Johnson's death. While Fordham became prosperous, his former partner became a renegade and fell lower and lower as the years rolled on. Elinor, the cherished daughter of Fordham, was blooming into womanhood and had found her love reciprocated when Jock Manley, the blacksmith's son, came into her life. He was made a trusted employee of her father's and became a favorite for his honor and integrity. Then dark days came upon them. Bird returned and threatened his former partner... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 May 1911 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film, about a fire in a textile factory that turns deadly due to corporate negligence, was released two months after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City. The fire was the fourth deadliest industrial fire in US history, with a death toll of 146 (mostly women), and led to increased awareness and reform in American labor laws. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Still Alarm (1918) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not all that goes on in the picture is clear
29 January 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly well-conducted melodrama that becomes very effective indeed in its later scenes. Not all that goes on in the picture is clear, but the main thread is quite apparent. Its feature, the fire, with a rescue, on a still alarm after the villain has cut the wires, is a fine piece of work. It probably will make the picture as popular among films as Joseph Arthur's fine melodrama of the same name was, years back, among plays. The acting of this picture is almost wholly commendable. The lover, Jack Manly, is played by Bob Leonard. Eugenie Besserer makes an admirable heroine. Frank Richard takes the part of her father, and Herbert Rawlinson is the villain. The last scene is very pretty and effective. It is well photographed. - The Moving Picture World, June 3, 1911


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Still Alarm (1911) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?