The Sob Sister (1914)


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Original Title: The Sob Sister
Type: Short
Genre: Drama, Short
Release Date: 16 Jul 1914 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
None, English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Otis Turner
Writer: 
Harry Carr, James Dayton
Stars: 
Herbert Rawlinson, Ann Little, Frank Lloyd  »




Description

Helen, Tracy's daughter, becomes dissatisfied with boarding school and threatens to run away. In her dilemma, Helen's mother appeals to the clever sob-sister for assistance. Nell visits the school and exacts a promise from Helen that she...




Plot

Helen, Tracy's daughter, becomes dissatisfied with boarding school and threatens to run away. In her dilemma, Helen's mother appeals to the clever sob-sister for assistance. Nell visits the school and exacts a promise from Helen that she will remain there. Bradley, a dishonest fight referee, is "shown up" by Bert Randolph, sporting editor of the Times. Bradley swears to be revenged upon both Randolph and the newspaper. A budding romance is underway between Randolph and the sob-sister. Helen's promise to remain at the boarding school is short lived. A midnight feast of pretty girl pupils results in punishment for Helen. She crawls from a second story window and escapes. Afraid to go home, the runaway girl takes refuge in a city park. She is found by Bradley, who sees his opportunity to even the score with the newspaper. A country correspondent stumbles upon the story of Helen's flight. Unable to secure her name, he telegraphs meagre facts to Tracy, the managing editor. Tracy assigns the "sob-sister" to the story. Meanwhile Bradley has taken Helen to a café. The sob-sister, who has stopped in the café for a hasty lunch sees and recognizes Helen. From an adjoining booth she learns enough to know that Bradley is intent upon harm to the girl. Utilizing the telephone, she summons Bert Randolph. When Bradley takes the girl to an evil resort Randolph effects a rescue. With the story in her possession, the "sob-sister" returns to the office. Endeavoring to shield Helen, she tries to dissuade the managing editor from using the story. Her pleas fail. When she completes her story she is discharged by Tracy for insubordination. Tracy, without reading the story, orders it printed on the front page of the newspaper. Bert Randolph goes to Tracy and discloses the identity of the runaway girl. Tracy stops the press. When he offers the sob-sister her old position she refuses telling him that she is to marry Randolph. Tracy raises the sporting editor's salary. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Sob Sister (United States)

  • Company

    Rex Motion Picture Company

  • Country

    United States





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.33 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent