Needs 5 Ratings

The Means and the End (1914)

William D. Hildebrand, a trust magnate and capitalist, though not naturally a tyrant, has been so engrossed in his schemes to make money and build up great enterprise that he oppresses the ... See full summary »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Rapley Holmes ... William Hildebrand
Gerda Holmes ... Helene Hildebrand - William's Daughter
... Vincent Archer
Lester Cuneo ... Jim Parker
Edit

Storyline

William D. Hildebrand, a trust magnate and capitalist, though not naturally a tyrant, has been so engrossed in his schemes to make money and build up great enterprise that he oppresses the people. Vincent Archer, a sociological worker, learns from his uncle on his deathbed that he and Hildebrand were responsible for the death of a man. He uses this means to gain his end in building a model tenement house district for the poor. He forces Hildebrand, on the threat of exposure, to give the money while he and his secretary put the schemes through. Hildebrand's daughter, Helene, becomes intensely interested in the work and finally falls in love with Archer. Hildebrand himself, after he has got into the enterprise, becomes interested and experiences a change of heart. But another man knows of the slaying, a Jim Parker of the underworld. He threatens to expose Hildebrand. Archer goes to Parker and, while he is recovering from a spree, takes the evidence away from him and burns it up. Parker ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 November 1914 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page