Uplifters (1919)

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Hortense Troutt (May Allison) attends a "Bull-Shevik" lecture and is won over to their cause. The next day she quits her job as a stenographer because her boss, Saul Shilpick (Alfred Hollingsworth), is a capitalist. She goes to the woman who gave the lecture and offers her services. The woman promptly puts her new "comrade" to work as a maid -- without pay, of course. The work becomes harder and more grueling, and in whatever spare time she has, Hortense is expected to type up speeches. She is romanced by an old "Bull-Shevik," but has to give him forty-nine dollars to purchase a suit in which he can wed her. At this juncture, a new convert happens along -- Saul, Jr., the son of Hortense's former boss (Pell Trenton). He loves her and has been looking for her ever since she quit her job. It turns out that her old "Bull-Shevik" suitor already had a wife, so Hortense dumps him and the maid work and becomes a convert to the cause for capitalism and an honest man. This satire was adapted from a Saturday Evening Post story by Wallace Irwin.