John Clinton, an old mechanic, who is struggling to support his wife and pay off a mortgage on his little home, meets with a sad blow. He is discharged from a job he has held for years for ... See full summary »

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John Clinton, an old mechanic, who is struggling to support his wife and pay off a mortgage on his little home, meets with a sad blow. He is discharged from a job he has held for years for the reason that he has reported too late for work. To add to their misery the man who holds the mortgage calls and insists on a payment, an installment being due. There is a deficit of $20 in the family exchequer in the payment of the claim. Clinton reads in a newspaper an account of a man who has sold his body to a medical society to be delivered after his demise. He conceives the idea of raising money that way, but his proposition is not regarded favorably when he broaches the subject to the superintendent of a medical college. He abandons hope and wanders aimlessly about. When passing a handsome residence from which two richly dressed women emerge and enter an automobile, he discovers a bag well filled with coin, which one drops. He does not hesitate a moment, but immediately gives chase to the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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5 February 1912 (USA)  »

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