The Incorrigible Dukane (1915)

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The otherwise pedestrian The Incorrigible Dukane benefited immeasurably from the leading performance by John Barrymore. The son of constuction-firm executive James A. Dukane Sr. (William P. Carleton), James Jr. (Barrymore) does not exactly share his father's work ethic. Even so, he is aware that several of his father's employees are skimming money from the firm by using shoddy building materials. In the end, it is James Jr. who saves his father from ruin by exposing the vipers within the company's bosom. As a bonus, he wins the heroine, ranchowner's daughter Enid Crofton (Helen Weir). The film's highlight should have been the climactic dam-bursting sequence, but this scene was compromised by lackluster special effects.

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business, foil [thwart], competition, conspiracy, construction, dam, labor [work]