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A Dollar Saved Is a Dollar Earned (1912)

A youth of twenty starts his business career with hopes of advancement and increases in salary. He marries the stenographer of the office. Year after year the bookkeeper works in the same ... See full summary »

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James Hunt - the Husband
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A youth of twenty starts his business career with hopes of advancement and increases in salary. He marries the stenographer of the office. Year after year the bookkeeper works in the same monotonous way. Marriage, children, illness, drain the small bank account. At the end of twenty years the former ambitious youth is now a premature, tottering, shriveled old man. A young clerk reproves the older man, whose latent manhood asserts itself. Crushing his pride, he recalls hasty action and offers apologies; but the following Saturday brings the "blue devil." Unknown to her husband the wife has saved the small sum of one dollar each week out of his salary. When site learns of her husband's discharge and suspects his discouragement over inability to find employment, she carefully counts her savings of the past years and shows it to him. In his travels while searching for work he sees pictures of farming land for sale and with part of his wealth the happy couple purchase a farm. A year later ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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3 December 1912 (USA)  »

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It is a pretty story throughout
6 April 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture pointing the value of scientific, consistent saving, even when in small sums. Augustus Phillips and Bliss Milford take the parts of sweethearts, and then of husband and wife. The salary of the husband is stationary; the wife, nevertheless, saves a dollar a week, putting the money into the base of the big lamp. When in later life the husband is discharged because his usefulness as a clerk is at an end, and things look black, he regrets that he cannot buy a farm which may be obtained on a payment of $500 down. The wife takes the money from the lamp. It is a pretty story throughout and holds all the way. - The Moving Picture World, December 14, 1912


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