The Lion and the Mouse (1919)

John Burkett Ryder, "the richest man in the world," determines to discredit a judicial decision which works against the interest of his millions by discrediting its author, Judge Rossmore, ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Terriss

Writers:

Charles Klein (play), Edward J. Montagne (scenario)
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Alice Joyce ... Shirley Rossmore
Conrad Nagel ... Jefferson Ryder
Anders Randolf ... John Burkett Ryder
Henry Hallam ... Judge Rossmore
William T. Carleton William T. Carleton ... Sen. Roberts (as W.T. Carlton)
Mona Kingsley Mona Kingsley ... Kate Roberts
Jane Jennings Jane Jennings ... Mrs. Ryder
W.H. Burton W.H. Burton ... Judge Scott
Templar Saxe Templar Saxe ... Fitzroy Bagley (as Templer Saxe)
Mary Carr ... Eudoxia
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John Burkett Ryder, "the richest man in the world," determines to discredit a judicial decision which works against the interest of his millions by discrediting its author, Judge Rossmore, and causes impeachment charges to be laid against him in Congress. Shirley Rossmore, the judge's daughter, learns of her father's trouble and returns home from Paris, where she has won success as a writer. She is loved by Jefferson Ryder, son of the magnate who is slowly killing her father. Determined to force the millionaire's hand, she publishes "The American Octopus" under a pseudonym, using Burkett's character as the central figure. He is attracted by the book and brings Shirley, whom he knows as Sarah Green, to his home to write his biography. This is the opportunity she is seeking, as it gives her a chance to obtain the two letters which will clear her father's name. Jefferson Ryder helps her secure the desired papers, but is discovered by his father and denounced as a thief. Shirley, who ... Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

16 February 1919 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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