The Dividend (1916)

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Scroogelike William H. Thompson thinks nothing of exploiting and persecuting those financially beholden to him. Thompson's son Charles Ray is as purehearted and generous as his dad is mean-spirited and greedy. When Ray is shabbily treated by Thompson once too often, he becomes a dope addict. At long last, Thompson is awakened to his deficincies as a father and as a human being. The fine hand of scenarist C. Gardner Sullivan is more than evident in The Dividend's purple-prosed subtitles.

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abuse, accident, addiction, Christmas, college, conflict, drugs, employment, father, forgiveness, generation-gap, home, loot, offer, office, selfishness, son, street, tenant, worker