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What Shall It Profit a Man? (1913)

Gilbert Storm and Robert Grimsby were partners in a piece of mining property of undetermined value. For Grimsby, who had invested his entire fortune in the enterprise the success or failure... See full summary »

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Gilbert Storm (as Frank McGlynn)
Bliss Milford ...
Mrs. Gilbert Storm
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Robert Grimsby
Charles Sutton
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Gilbert Storm and Robert Grimsby were partners in a piece of mining property of undetermined value. For Grimsby, who had invested his entire fortune in the enterprise the success or failure of the mine was almost a question of life and death. Storm, a stern, hard man, was not so heavily involved. When the assayer engaged in an estimate of the mine's value brought his final report to Storm's office. Storm learned that the mine, instead of being the moderately good investment he had anticipated, was, in fact, a property of incredible richness. In the excitement of the moment, he found time to regret bitterly the fact that Grimsby's holdings in the mine were considerably larger than his own. A statue of the Winged Victory stood in the room just above Storm's desk. Storm glanced at it, and immediately decided upon his course of action. Driven headlong by the idols that possessed his being, he gave the assayer five thousand dollars to prepare a false report which showed that the mine was ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 December 1913 (USA)  »

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