A Disciple of Nietzsche (1915)

A man is so impressed with the philosophy of the survival of the fittest and the rights of the strong against the weak that he tries to put these principles into place in his own household.


Philip Lonergan (scenario)




Credited cast:
Marshall Welch Marshall Welch ... The Father
Lorraine Huling ... The Daughter
Florence La Badie ... One of the Unfit
Harris Gordon ... The Gangster
Boyd Marshall ... The Factory Foreman
Nellie Parker Spaulding Nellie Parker Spaulding
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bessie Banks Bessie Banks ... (unconfirmed)
Richard Rosson Richard Rosson ... (as Dick Rosson) (unconfirmed)


One of those who has had much to do with changing the history of the world is Friederich Nietzsche, the great German philosopher. To his mind only strong people of great ability were of any consequence, while those of mediocre ability were deserving of little consideration. "That the lifting up of the weak, in the long run, is an unprofitable and useless business," said the great philosopher, "is evident upon very brief reflection. Philanthropy, considered largely, is inevitably a failure. Nothing is more potent, indeed, than the fact that charity merely converts the unfit, who, in the course of nature, would soon die out and so cease to encumber the earth, into parasites, who live on indefinitely, a nuisance and a burden to their betters." These sentiments found ready approval in the mind of a well-known scholar, an American professor of philosophy. The professor's daughter became interested in settlement work, but the scholar refused to become interested in it. When his daughter ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 September 1915 (USA) See more »

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