The Ostrich Tip (1916)

William Carr, manager of an ostrich industry, receives a big order for feathers and boas from an heiress, who selects colors of the off-shade and pastel tints. The head dyer is ignorant of ... See full summary »

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William Clifford ... William Carr
Patricia Palmer ... Bessie Williams (as Margaret Gibson)
Joseph Hazelton ... John Williams
Dave Allen Dave Allen ... Judd Brown (as David Allen)
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William Carr, manager of an ostrich industry, receives a big order for feathers and boas from an heiress, who selects colors of the off-shade and pastel tints. The head dyer is ignorant of some of the necessary formulas, but insists that he can act on the order successfully. The tints are not according to order, and the heiress refuses to accept the feathers. Carr sends for the most expert dyer in the world, John Williams, severely reprimanding the head dyer. When John Williams arrives, he brings with him his daughter, Bessie. Judd Brown, the dyer, leads the other dyers in revolt. He is determined to get the formulas from the old man and when he adds an insult to the daughter he is discharged by the manager. Judd Brown then begins an active campaign of enmity and determines that he will get the formulas at any cost. He excites the other men to his way of thinking, and they go to the cottage of the old man one night to bully him into disclosing the formulas. The old man is teaching his... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1916 (USA) See more »

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Centaur Film Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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