Ralph, the son of the boss of the ranch, home on a vacation, sees in "Shorty" the makings of a fine addition to the college football team. He offers the fellow a free education if he will ... See full summary »

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Ralph, the son of the boss of the ranch, home on a vacation, sees in "Shorty" the makings of a fine addition to the college football team. He offers the fellow a free education if he will go to college to try for the team. Shorty, anxious to do everything in his power to get on an even footing with Anita, consents, and so leaves for college. He makes the team and is the hero of the hour. Ruth Estey, the daughter of the dean of the university, sees in Shorty her ideal and manages to meet him. One of the college professors is in love with the girl, and is jealous of Shorty. Ruth is a somnambulist and is seen by Shorty hiding some diamonds. Shorty, to avert suspicions, takes them and is seen by the professor. Anita Keller is called in to track the thief and finally is forced to arrest Shorty. Ruth confesses her somnambulistic tendencies, however, and Shorty is cleared. Anita, thinking Shorty is in love with Ruth, congratulates him, but when he tells her it is she he loves she laughs at ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 January 1917 (USA)  »

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