The Stronger Hand (1914)

George Wilton in order to fight the trust has speculated with company money and lost; his factory is about to be closed. He gets a tip from James Roberts, a crooked broker in the employ of ... See full summary »
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Ernest Joy Ernest Joy ... George Wilton - the Factory Owner
Eugene Pallette ... Ben Martin - the Factory Machinist
Billie West ... Marjorie Wilton - George's Daughter
Howard Davies ... Robert Thorpe - the Trust Magnate
D. Mitsoras D. Mitsoras ... James Roberts - the Broker (as Demetrio Mitsoras)
Clifford Grey Clifford Grey ... Robert Thorpe Jr.
Victory Bateman Victory Bateman ... Mrs. Wilton
Fred Hamer Fred Hamer
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George Wilton in order to fight the trust has speculated with company money and lost; his factory is about to be closed. He gets a tip from James Roberts, a crooked broker in the employ of Robert Thorpe, the trust magnate, which tip of course goes wrong; he is ruined. Ben Martin, a discharged employee of Thorpe, robs the safe of the Wilton factory, and hides the money in the woods. Wilton and Martin are sent to prison, but each for a different crime, and they both get in the same cell. Martin is led by Wilton to study and improve himself. By reading "Monte Cristo" he is led to emulate the Count by revenging himself and Wilton when he gets out of prison. In the meantime the factory has been closed; the Wilton family is poor and the daughter, Marjorie, is working in the Thorpe factory. Thorpe's son is persecuting her and finally fires her out. The Wiltons are in greater trouble than ever. Martin is soon released and invents a new machine for the factory. He takes the money that he stole... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A novel and well-handled mob scene
3 June 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

There is little of the taste of true life in this story and, though, of course, it is only a tale, the ethics of its characters is not exactly normal. It is also too unconvincing to be effective as a tale. Yet it is full of incidents and in particular there is a novel and well-handled mob scene, although the meaning of the mob is not clear enough to give a punch to the situation. The photography is clear. - The Moving Picture World, March 14, 1914


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