Railroader (1919)

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The section boss of a railroad, Caleb Conover (George Fawcett), meets Letty (Virginia Eames), a girl who is socially above him. He saves her from a mob and later, when he becomes political boss of the county, he virtually forces her into marriage. Conover becomes president of a railroad and his strong-arm tactics ruin one man whose daughter, Anice Lanier (Fritzie Brunette), becomes his secretary -- all the better to exact revenge. And there's lots of potential revenge to be had -- Conover has written some compromising letters to his broker and his grown son and daughter have little sense. The son, Gerald (Frank Elliott), marries a chorus girl, and the daughter, Blanche (Velma Whitman), claims to have married a prince, but she's really starving in Paris. Lawyer Clive Standish (Thomas Santschi), a friend of Anice's, cannot be corrupted by Conover and he wants to run for governor. Conover has already thrown his own hat in the ring during a drunken party. Needless to say, the best man wins and Conover realizes that his selfish actions have earned him nothing but grief.