Father and the Boys


1915

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 20, 1915
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Film Mfg Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Film Mfg Co.; A Broadway Universal Feature
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Father and the Boys by George Ade (New York, 2 Mar 1908).

Synopsis

Wealthy stockbroker Lemuel Morewood wants his sons, Billy and Tom, to learn the business and marry Emily Donelson and Frances Berkeley, respectively. Billy, however, is infatuated with Mrs. Bruce Guilford, a leader of the "smart set," while Tom loves boxing. At a dinner for which Lemuel hires Bessie Brayton, an orphan from the West, to entertain, Lemuel responds to Bessie's taunts about being old-fashioned by winning a lot of money gambling with Major Bellamy Didsworth, who tries to swindle Bessie, and leaves with her to spend it. Mrs. Guilford sees them together at the races and, thinking their conduct scandalous, breaks with Billy. When Lemuel leaves with Bessie for Nevada, Billy and Tom, who believe that Bessie is an adventuress, follow with Frances and Emily, to whom they become engaged. After learning that Lemuel only left to help Bessie, who is going to marry another man, get $75,000 for a supposedly worthless mine, the boys agree to concentrate on business.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 20, 1915
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Film Mfg Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Film Mfg Co.; A Broadway Universal Feature
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Father and the Boys by George Ade (New York, 2 Mar 1908).

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This was Digby Bell's first film.