The Language of the Dumb (1915)


Original Title: The Language of the Dumb
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Drama
Release Date: 29 Jan 1915 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Joseph W. Smiley
Writer: 
Emmett C. Hall
Stars: 
William W. Cohill, Justina Huff, John Smiley  »




Description

Bob Owen, superintendent of a bread plant, is in love with Helen Page, an heiress, who returns his passion. Helen's favorite philanthropy is a school for deaf and dumb children, and in the course of her active work at the school she...




Plot

Bob Owen, superintendent of a bread plant, is in love with Helen Page, an heiress, who returns his passion. Helen's favorite philanthropy is a school for deaf and dumb children, and in the course of her active work at the school she becomes proficient in lip-reading. Holt, a rascal, but maintaining a good social position, and who is on friendly terms with Helen, finding himself on the verge of ruin, determines to win the heiress. Upon finding Bob in his path, he determines to remove him, and plots with one of Bob's men to fix on Bob a crime which will send him to the penitentiary utterly disgraced. It happens that a motion picture is being made of the bread industry and Breen, Holt's tool, chances to stand in the foreground of a scene being taken when he confides to a needed confederate Holt's plot. The scheme decided upon works to perfection, and Bob is brought to trial on a charge of attempted murder and robbery, with evidence of guilt, though false, apparently conclusive. Heartbroken, Helen seeks diversion by activity at the school, where she has arranged for the showing of motion pictures to the children. When the bread industry picture is shown, Helen reads the words formed by Breen's lips on the screen, and hastily communicates with Bob's attorney. The trial is just about concluded, and Bob's conviction is sure, when the attorney asks to be allowed to introduce a motion picture in evidence. The consequential portion of the industrial picture is shown in the courtroom, one of the mute children from the school writing upon a blackboard the words formed by Breen's lips. Bob is promptly acquitted, and Holt and his tools taken into custody. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Language of the Dumb (United States)

  • Company

    Lubin Manufacturing Company

  • Country

    United States





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent