The Praise Agent (1919)

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Jack Bartling (Arthur Ashley) loses his job as a press agent when the theatrical company he is working for goes broke. His next job is as a publicist for a women's suffrage group, where he meets and falls in love with Nell Eubanks (Dorothy Green). Nell, like her mother (Lucile LaVerne), is working for women's rights, but her father, a senator (Jack Drumier), is opposed to it. Jack wants desperately to marry Nell, but Senator Eubanks will only approve if Jack keeps his daughter out of jail; meanwhile Mrs. Eubanks will give her consent only if Jack gets the Senator to vote for women's suffrage. Jack manages to do both -- when a cop is about to nab Nell while she is fighting for suffrage, Jack puts an actress from the defunct troupe in her place. Then he puts together a scheme that makes the Senator so financially indebted to him that he prefers to vote for suffrage rather than pay the debt. This was a slight, though amusing feature from World Pictures.

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politics, agent [representative], business, daughter, equality, finances, leader, loot, love, movement [action], obligation, Senator, soap, victory, wife