The banker's confidential man is a heavy, unsuccessful gambler, and it means something to him when the newspapers announce that a certain firm has failed, for it will also affect his bank. ... See full summary »
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The banker's confidential man is a heavy, unsuccessful gambler, and it means something to him when the newspapers announce that a certain firm has failed, for it will also affect his bank. While he and his employer stand aghast at the news an old sea captain enters with a deposit of $50,000, which is accepted and which practically rescues the concern from failure. The sea captain later reads of the failure and, knowing what that means to the concern with which he has deposited his life's savings, goes back there and tries to get it. But he is too late and the shock kills him. He drops dead in the office and the clerk takes the receipt for the money from the body. Some years elapse in our story. The money has been the means of the concern's staying in business and the banker has waxed rich again. He has also fallen out with his gambling clerk and the latter, discharged, has gone west, gambled more and then, a human wreck, now returns to the banker for aid. He is refused, but the clerk ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 March 1910 (USA)  »

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Without special interest beyond its human features
4 April 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A story of a swindle which cost the life of an honest old sea captain and left his family destitute. The picture contains a rather exciting view of a fire and a rescue, which leads to a discovery that secures for the widow and her children their father's long lost money. While the story is without special interest beyond its human features, it is well acted and clearly photographed. One may not, perhaps, agree wholly with the introduction of occasional comedy features into a play as serious as this. Here and there an attempt to be funny may be noted, but possibly it is considered that these digressions are essential as a means of emphasis in the presentation of the more serious portion. - The Moving Picture World, April 16, 1910


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