Jahn Schmidt, first violinist in the orchestra of the International Opera House, has reached the age when he is being gradually pushed aside by younger blood. He incurs the displeasure of ... See full summary »

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William Hutchinson ...
John Schmidt
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Frederick Wagner
George Hernandez ...
August Conrad / The Stage Door Tender (dual role)
Frank Clark ...
Hammersmith
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The Prima Donna
Camille Astor ...
The Scrubwoman
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The Nurse
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Jahn Schmidt, first violinist in the orchestra of the International Opera House, has reached the age when he is being gradually pushed aside by younger blood. He incurs the displeasure of the Prima Donna, who complains against his incompetency. This results in his dismissal from the company. The stigma of discord from such an organization is a serious block in the way of similar employment, and, being unsuccessful in his search for work, he devotes all big time to the composition of an opera. When his masterpiece is completed, he is at the end of his financial resources, but is buoyed up with faith in ultimate acceptance and success of his composition. The old story of rebuffs and heartaches is repeated and repeated again, and, as a culmination of his trouble, he finds himself without even a place to lay his tired head. Hugging his life's work to his breast, he wanders in a sort of a daze through the busy streets. He is knocked down by a passing auto, loses his manuscript, and is ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 July 1912 (USA)  »

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