The Conscience Fund (1913)

Hawke, president of the cigar trust, has been posted on the club hoard for membership. "The Man in the Street" observes this with dismay, and surreptitiously pockets the card. Street visits... See full summary »

Director:

Francis J. Grandon

Writer:

Gilson Willets (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Thomas Carrigan ... John Street - the Detective (as Thomas J. Carrigan)
Adrienne Kroell ... Sister Nell
Clifford Bruce ... Joseph Hawke
Maxwell Sargent Maxwell Sargent ... Stuyvesant Brooks
Jack Nelson ... Holbein Van Dyke
William Walcott William Walcott ... Treasurer of the U.S.
Margaret Prussing ... The Treasurer's Secretary
Rose Evans Rose Evans ... Clerk of the Conscience Fund
Thomas Flynn Thomas Flynn ... Chairman of the Membership Committee
Alma Russell Alma Russell ... Mrs. Stuyvesant Brooks
Frank Weed ... Doorman at the Croesus Club
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Hawke, president of the cigar trust, has been posted on the club hoard for membership. "The Man in the Street" observes this with dismay, and surreptitiously pockets the card. Street visits the convent of "The White Sisters" and greets Slater Nell. It is then revealed that Hawke is their father, and through his business dealing is considered by them unworthy of membership in the club. She is much troubled by the revelation of her brother and concludes to persuade their father to clear his conscience. Sister Nell visits her father and demands that he redeem his past by giving back his stolen fortune. After years of estrangement, Street also calls upon his father, and emphasizes the message that his sister has conveyed, but he is ordered from the house by his irate parent. At a garden party Sister Nell is collecting funds for good work. Here she meets her father, and they are introduced as strangers. He tosses a roll of bills into the charity dish, but she produces his application for ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is little in the action that has been made real
2 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Another installment of the "Croesus Club" or "The Man in the Street" series. It is in two parts and tells a rather unconvincing story of an unusual brother and sister who find that their father, a tobacco man, has been defrauding Uncle Sam of revenue. They leave the house. One becomes the man in the street, the other a nun; and several times during the story these two demand that the old man give the Treasury Department all of his fortune. When he dies, they turn it all over to Washington. There were people in the audience who watched it with interest, but there is little in the action that has been made real. It is hardly a true feature offering. - The Moving Picture World, October 18, 1913


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