Reporter Jimmie Intervenes (1914)

The city editor remarked to his star reporter, Jimmie, "This is the biggest steal that any corporation tried to put over the municipality. Run it down, break it up, and you will own the ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward LeSaint

Writer:

William E. Wing (story)
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Guy Oliver ... Jimmie - the Reporter
Stella Razeto ... Alice - the Stenographer
Fred Huntley ... The City Editor (as Fred W. Huntley)
Al W. Filson Al W. Filson ... 'Trust' Grayson
George Hernandez George Hernandez ... Dorsey Blake

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The city editor remarked to his star reporter, Jimmie, "This is the biggest steal that any corporation tried to put over the municipality. Run it down, break it up, and you will own the shop." Jimmie went after the new assignment fast and furious, and the front page of his paper began to attract the attention of the populace to a new condition of affairs, in which a railroad trust appeared to be hiding behind an innocent application made by a coterie of seemingly disinterested citizens, all of whom were associated with big corporations. Councilman Blake, a cold-blooded politician, led the controlling faction of aldermen, and while he had long been a "suspect" nobody was clever enough to "put it over on him." At the preliminary council meeting only a single vote was required to give the "people's property" to the railroad trust. The lacking vote was Black, who, knowing his previous power, reserved his right to hold the big job in leash. At this point in the game, grim Grayson, the head... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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The whole spirit of the picture is brutal
2 November 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This two-reel picture by W.E. Wing is not without the elements of popularity. It deals with a young reporter and how he gets evidence that a certain member of the City Council has sold himself to the railway trust. Yet, to tell the truth, the whole spirit of the picture is brutal, and only brutal people could wholly enjoy it. The councilman's stenographer betrays him to the reporter, who thereupon burglarizes the home of the railway president and eavesdrops till he hears what is going on. He then forcibly robs the president of the evidence of the bribe and there is a chase which is not quite convincing. The staging and the photography are fair. - The Moving Picture World, July 18, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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