The High Hand (1915)

Up through the din and murk of the steel works, up by brawn and brain until he took his place behind the superintendent's desk came Jim Warren, but his heart was still with the strugglers ... See full summary »

Director:

William Desmond Taylor (as William D. Taylor)

Writers:

Jacques Futrelle (novel), Richard Willis (scenario)
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Carlyle Blackwell ... Jim Warren
Neva Gerber ... Edna Tillinghast
William Brunton ... Big Tom Simmonds
Douglas Gerrard ... Francis Everard Lewis
John Sheehan ... Franques
Henry Kernan Henry Kernan ... Dwight Tillinghast
Richard Willis ... Shop Foreman
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Up through the din and murk of the steel works, up by brawn and brain until he took his place behind the superintendent's desk came Jim Warren, but his heart was still with the strugglers in the glare of the furnaces. Here he had time to think and here he conceived the "big idea." The "big idea" required an established political position and he started out to get it. Francques, the henchman of Lewis, the political boss, saw in the young reformer a tool through which he could treacherously ruin his superior. Warren was running for the legislature as well as Lewis, and fortified with incriminating evidence against his opponent supplied by Francques, Warren entered the field as an independent candidate and was elected. Lewis took his defeat calmly and made friendly overtures to the newly elected member. Through the influence of Lewis, Warren was invited to visit the speaker of the House, Mr. Tillinghast. Here he was introduced to the girl of his life; the girl he had first seen, as a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1915 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as lost. See more »

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