A bank clerk forges a check to help his girlfriend's father. He's found out, but instead of being arrested he becomes a member of a gang of forgers.
Based on the play: Jim the Penman (1910). (revival). Written by Sir Charles Lawrence Young. Directed by Lawrence Marston. Lyric Theatre: 10 May 1910- Jun 1910 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: George Barnum, Thurlow Bergen, Marguerite Clark, J.H. Davies, Arthur Forrest, Ernest Glendinning, Wilton Lackaye, Jeffreys Lewis, John Mason, Louis Massen, Frederick Paulding, Grace Reals, Florence Roberts, Theodore Roberts. Produced by William A. Brady. Note: Work was produced in 3 film adaptations; produced as Jim the Penman (1915) by Edwin S. Porter, Jim the Penman (1921) by Whitman Bennett Productions as a Lionel Barrymore vehicle, and Jim the Penman (1947), interestingly perhaps, considering the fact the most recent Broadway production flopped.