Politeness Pays

Politeness Pays


Year: 1916

Plot: Nat Holsom is sick for the first time in his life. Being his mother's only means of support, their funds are soon exhausted and they face starvation. About this time Amy Broadstreet, daughter of a millionaire, decides to take up charity work. By chance she happens in the tenement where Nat and his mother live. Seeing their pitiful condition, she orders food and coal for them. Nat improves and is soon well enough to be out. While taking a walk, he sees a gang of boys abusing an old man. In his weakened condition he strikes the leader down. The old man is very grateful. Amy Broadstreet becomes very enthused in her charity work and asks her father to finance a model tenement which she plans to build. Broadstreet sends his agent to buy the most suitable site possible. The agent tries to buy the tenement owned by the old man whom Nat defended. When he refuses to sell, the agent sends a gangster to put him out of the way. This is accomplished, but before dying the old man apparently a pauper, writes a will leaving his fortune of $1,000,000 to Nat, the only person in the world who had ever befriended him.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: Politeness Pays
Writer: Richard Goodall
Type: movie
Year: 1916
Genres: Short, Drama
Cast: Jon Junior , John Cossar , Betty Brown , Marian Skinner
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 19 Feb 1916 (USA)
Production Companies: The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company
Distributors: General Film Company