The Life of Big Tim Sullivan; Or, from Newsboy to Senator (1914)

All of the wonderful stories of life that are told of New York's great lower East Side teem with perseverance, tact and hardship, but, strange to say, most of the men who saw the light of ... See full summary »

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Joseph Sullivan Joseph Sullivan ... Timothy D. 'Big Tim' Sullivan (as Joe Sullivan)
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All of the wonderful stories of life that are told of New York's great lower East Side teem with perseverance, tact and hardship, but, strange to say, most of the men who saw the light of day and their early struggles down in that seething maelstrom of existence have left their earlier associations behind them when success crowned their efforts. They went up into the more refined strata of metropolitan activities and looked back upon the Bowery as something to be remembered with a shudder, but with Big Tim Sullivan it was different, and we show in this picture the wonderful career of the man who sprang from poverty to great wealth and power, but whose proudest boast was the sobriquet of "The Bowery Senator." With enough romance interwoven to give play to a number of old-time characters, we show the barefooted newsboy at school and how he earned the nickname of "Dry Dollar Tim." The fates must have guarded him in his early days because he looked to forgive in his later years the men ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1914 (USA) See more »

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Gotham Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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