The clerk crown gray in the faithful service of a single employer, arrives one morning to find the young nephew of his boss occupying the desk he himself has had so long. Brutally he is ... See full summary »

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The clerk crown gray in the faithful service of a single employer, arrives one morning to find the young nephew of his boss occupying the desk he himself has had so long. Brutally he is told that he is too old to perform his duties properly and is ordered away. At first his stunned brain is unable to comprehend the situation but gradually he comes to realize that he is being dismissed and frantically he pleads for a chance to make a living, pointing out that with the small wage paid him he has been unable to save anything and in a frenzy seeks to take his chair by force from the younger man. But he is driven from the office and in a daze he makes his slow progress homeward to tell the faithful wife that he has been dismissed. Here, at least, he finds sympathy, but it is the sympathy of a common sorrow, for she, too, realizes that they have been plunged into the shadows of poverty. Bravely the old man goes out to look for work but none have use for him and sometimes churlishly, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 November 1910 (USA)  »

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