The Will of the People (1913)

This is a story of more than common interest showing where the "boss" of a small-sized city, not knowing whom to put up for mayor, falls on the idea of putting in Blanchard, the reform man,... See full summary »

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George Lessey
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Charles Ogle ... Blanchard - The New Mayor
Miriam Nesbitt ... Myra Blanchard
Bigelow Cooper ... The Boss of the City
Harry Linson Harry Linson ... Party Worker
Arthur Housman ... Party Worker
William West ... The Old Bookkeeper
May Abbey ... The Maid
Robert Brower ... The Banker
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This is a story of more than common interest showing where the "boss" of a small-sized city, not knowing whom to put up for mayor, falls on the idea of putting in Blanchard, the reform man, and ran his chance of getting some power over him. The chance soon comes; too much politics and too little attention to business cause Blanchard to run short of working capital and as the bank refuses to take any more of his paper, he turns for advice from the "boss." Realizing the power in holding some of Blanchard's paper, the "boss" loans the amount on a ninety day note. Next we see him trying to force him to turn a paving contract his way with the threat of publishing his note broadcast. Blanchard refuses and tries to get back the note which is not yet due. This is all overheard by his old bookkeeper, who decides to try to turn the tables by getting some power over the "boss." He goes to the latter's office and discovers a torn letter in the wastebasket. A fragment shows the words "paving ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1913 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edison Company production number 7251. See more »

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There is an excellent finish
31 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a story of the boss, a candidate for office and a note for ninety days; later there is an election, which the candidate wins; then comes the boss looking for a contract and holding over the head of the Mayor the note, which he refuses to relinquish until it expires. The Mayor wins out, and in an interesting way. There is an excellent finish, in which all the members of a fine cast participate. - The Moving Picture World, March 8, 1913


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