John Winter is just inaugurating a campaign in the stock market by which he hopes to gain a firm hold on a company known as the Star Milling Company. John's wife, Edith, is devoted to him. ... See full summary »

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John Winter
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John Winter is just inaugurating a campaign in the stock market by which he hopes to gain a firm hold on a company known as the Star Milling Company. John's wife, Edith, is devoted to him. She is rich in her own right and would like to be helpful to John, but he will never tell her anything about business matters. She learns that he is forced to sacrifice his holdings in Star in order to get money. Edith would give John all the money he needs but she knows his pride would not allow him to accept it. She decides to secretly buy this Star Preferred that he has to sell and give it back to him as a surprise. She goes to a broker's office and begins to buy secretly, just as John, through his lieutenants, begins to sell. Her ignorance of the market leads her to buy the stock with a freedom that experienced traders would fear to use. Her brokers, recognizing her from the signature on her check and knowing her husband's relation to the market, figure that some subtle coup is on and they and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 August 1912 (USA)  »

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