The Lion and the Mouse (1914)

John Burkett Ryder is a master of finance with a boundless desire for wealth. No mean avarice, but a love of the power to be gained through riches, a domineering will and an unscrupulous ... See full summary »

Director:

Barry O'Neil

Writers:

Charles Klein (play), Charles Klein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ethel Clayton ... Shirley Rossmore / Sarah Green
Gaston Bell ... Jefferson Ryder
George Soule Spencer ... John Burkett Ryder
Bartley McCullum Bartley McCullum ... Judge Rossmore (as Bartley McCullom)
Robert Dunbar Robert Dunbar ... Trust Lawyer
Eleanor Barry Eleanor Barry ... Mrs. Rossmore
Lila Leslie ... Mrs. Gordon (as Lilie Leslie)
Richard Morris ... Ex-Judge Scott
Carlotta Doti Carlotta Doti ... Mrs. Ryder
Ruth Bryan Ruth Bryan ... Kate Roberts
Walter C. Prichard Walter C. Prichard
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John Burkett Ryder is a master of finance with a boundless desire for wealth. No mean avarice, but a love of the power to be gained through riches, a domineering will and an unscrupulous soul. Previous to the opening of the story Ryder has compassed the financial ruin and professional disgrace of Judge Rossmore, of the Supreme Court, to avenge himself for certain adverse decisions which the judge has rendered against the corporation. Shirley Rossmore, the judge's daughter, and young Jefferson Ryder returning from Europe on the same boat, have met and register a pretty story interest in each other, being at the time entirely ignorant of the friction now existing between their respected fathers. Shirley has written a novel, and from Jefferson's description of his father has made the star character of the story a fair prototype of the master of finance. Ryder, without consulting his son's wishes, has already announced an engagement between Jefferson and the daughter of Senator Roberts. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1914 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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