An Innocent Grafter (1912)

Short, Drama

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Jack Burton, whose father is dead, is the sole support of his mother. One day he meets a young man, who speaks to him of an abandoned oil well. They agree to sell stock in order to raise ... See full summary »

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11 September 2016 | deickemeyer
The love story is slight; but the heart-interest is well brought out
Perhaps, at the very start of the picture, too much is left to the imagination. We see the innocent grafter being used as a catspaw by a clever crook. If he were a Westerner, he should have known that the oil well had been abandoned because it was no good. If he were from the East, he hardly would have had the influence with the neighbors that enabled him to persuade them to invest their all in it. When, although his eyes are opened by the fact that the government secret service men had frightened the crook, he kept him from "beating it with the money," and promises to buy back the stock at face value. The well proves rich in oil after all. The love story is slight; but the heart-interest is well brought out and makes the picture very interesting. Mr. Kerrigan plays the hero; Miss Bush plays the sweetheart. It is a very good feature picture, clear, well acted, well photographed and of full length. - The Moving Picture World, February 24 1912

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Short | Drama


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15 February 1912



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