The County Chairman


1914

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 19, 1914
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players Film Co.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The County Chairman by George Ade (New York, 24 Nov 1903).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
4-5 reels

Synopsis

Jim Hackler, a small town political boss during the 1880's, decides to take revenge on his former friend, Elias Rigby. While they were in the army together, Rigby had intercepted Hackler's correspondence with his sweetheart, thereby winning the woman for himself. When Rigby, now a middle-aged lawyer, decides to enter the race for district attorney, Hackler convinces Wheeler, the fiancé of Rigby's daughter Lucy, to oppose him. Although Wheeler wages a clean campaign, Lucy breaks their engagement when he responds angrily to her father's attacks. Hackler uncovers evidence of Rigby's dishonesty, but is dissuaded from making the information public by Rigby's wife. Instead, Hackler engineers Wheeler's victory and reconciles the young lovers.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 19, 1914
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players Film Co.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The County Chairman by George Ade (New York, 24 Nov 1903).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
4-5 reels

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Notes

Modern sources list Allan Dwan as both director and scenarist. The County Chairman was Henry A. Savage's first production for Paramount Pictures. Maclyn Arbuckle recreated his stage success in this film.