Jack Spurlock, Prodigal (1918)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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George Walsh plays the "prodigal" hero in this fast-moving star vehicle from the Fox factory. An incurable cut-up, Jack Spurlock throws a college campus in an uproar when he shows up the first day of classes with his pet bear. Needless to say, Jack is immediately booted out of college, infuriating his big-businessman father (Dan Mason). Our hero finally makes good when he assumes command of the Onion Workers Union, calling a strike against the Newark plant owned by his own father -- and forcing dear daddy to cave in to the union's demands. Baseball star "Turkey" Mike Donlin contributed an amusing cameo as a pugnacious factory foreman.

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father, labor-issues, striker, union [labor union], bear, college