The Lost Receipt (1915)


Original Title: The Lost Receipt
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Drama
Release Date: 09 Jan 1915 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Stars: 
Eugene Pallette, Charles Cosgrave, Anna Mae Walthall  »




Description

John Powers, a struggling young manufacturer of explosives, borrows money from Colonel Stone, giving him a hill of sale of the factory. Later, when the amount falls due and Powers cannot pay, Stone refuses to renew the loan. The young...




Plot

John Powers, a struggling young manufacturer of explosives, borrows money from Colonel Stone, giving him a hill of sale of the factory. Later, when the amount falls due and Powers cannot pay, Stone refuses to renew the loan. The young manufacturer manages to pawn and borrow enough to raise the money. He pays it to Stone's clerk, who credits it by mistake to the wrong name, though he gives Powers a correct receipt. In putting the receipt into the safe Powers is called away a moment and a gust of wind blows the slip upon the floor. His little sister, Jane, picks it up and makes it into a curl paper for her doll. Powers, noticing the child's new toy, asks Jane where her doll came from, and when he learns that Lucy Stone, the Colonel's daughter, has given it to Jane he snatches it away and tosses it upon a shelf. Meanwhile, Stone has discharged his careless clerk though without discovering that Powers's payment is wrongly credited. Supposing the bill still unpaid he takes possession of the factory. Powers has no redress because the receipt is missing. Thoroughly embittered, he determines to blow up the plant rather than see Stone profit by the business. Setting a lighted candle in a can of powder, he leaves the mill to its fate. Meanwhile, little Jane has been found by Lucy Stone and her father, crying for her doll. They go with her to the factory to recover the toy. Powers learns just in time where his sister is. Rushing back to the factory, he plucks the candle from the powder and hurries into the office. The receipt has been found in the doll's hair. Secure in his property, he and the Stones are reconciled. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Lost Receipt (United States)

  • Company

    Reliance Film Company

  • Country

    United States





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent