A Matter of Business (1912)

Charles Erskine, a broker, hands a life insurance policy to his wife. A year later a financial panic wipes out Erskine's money and brings him down to a lingering illness. The doctor tells ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Arthur V. Johnson ... Charles Erskine - the Sick Father
Lottie Briscoe ... Charles Erskine's Wife
Raymond Hackett ... Raymond - Charles Erskine's Son
Charles Brandt ... President of the Insurance Company
Howard M. Mitchell ... The Doctor
Jennie Nelson
Florence Hackett
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Charles Erskine, a broker, hands a life insurance policy to his wife. A year later a financial panic wipes out Erskine's money and brings him down to a lingering illness. The doctor tells Mrs. Erskine that her husband must go south. The wife goes into Erskine's room where in spite of her attempt at concealment he draws from her the doctor's verdict. Raymond, the son, goes to the desk and finds the policy. Erskine declares thankfulness that they will be provided for after he has gone. Raymond goes to draw the policy money, but is refused. At last he succeeds in reaching the president's office. The president goes to Erskine's home, but says he cannot pay the policy until after the death. However, he gives them a substantial check, enough to take the sick man south. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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The lad's acting is also very pleasing as is that of the whole cast
30 September 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A very pleasing picture whose center of interest lies in a lad of ten or thereabouts who gets a new idea and helps his father who is sick and must go to the South or die. He held a life insurance policy. The lad went to the president of the insurance company and said, "We want the money now, before papa dies, so that he can get well." Mr. Arthur Johnson plays the sick father. The lad's acting is also very pleasing as is that of the whole cast. The picture pleased the audience very much. It is well pictured. Some of the outdoor snow scenes are very pretty. It is a fair feature picture. - The Moving Picture World, March 9, 1912


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1912 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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