His Sob Story (1914)

John was distinctly down on his luck. He had come into the city fully prepared to set the world on fire with his genius, but as yet he had not noticed much of a conflagration as a result of... See full summary »

Director:

George Lessey
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Ogle ... The Editor
Ben F. Wilson ... John - the Reporter
Mathilde Baring Mathilde Baring ... The Editor's Wife
Edna Hammel ... The Editor's Daughter
Yale Boss ... The Office Boy
William Bechtel ... Sweatshop Owner
Mrs. William Bechtel Mrs. William Bechtel ... Sweatshop Owner
Harry Beaumont ... Another Reporter
Sally Crute ... The Nurse
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John was distinctly down on his luck. He had come into the city fully prepared to set the world on fire with his genius, but as yet he had not noticed much of a conflagration as a result of his efforts. At the time the story opens, he was down to his last dollar and as yet he had found small prospects of any sort of a position. On his way to the only newspaper office he had not as yet importuned with his prayers for work, he came across a shabbily clad woman on a park bench. As John approached her, she fainted, dropping her handbag on the sidewalk. John picked the bag up, put it into his pocket and sent for an ambulance. After the woman had been carried away he suddenly remembered that he had kept the pocketbook. In the hope of finding a clue, John opened the handbag and examined its contents. It contained a child's photograph, a handkerchief, and a solitary nickel. On the bare chance of coming across the woman again. John made a tour through a number of city hospitals, hut without ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Well constructed
18 August 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is a good film story of newspaper life. The young would-be reporter encounters a starving woman in the park, writes up a pathetic yarn about it and hands it to the managing editor. The woman happens to be the editor's wife. There is nothing extraordinary in the development of this story, but is is well constructed and has the qualities which give it appeal. Ben Wilson, Mathilda Baring and Charles Ogle are among those in the cast. - The Moving Picture World, May 30, 1914


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