Son of Erin (1916)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Dennis O'Hara (Dustin Farnum) is a poverty-stricken Irishman who believes (in typical movie-cliche fashion) that if he comes to America he will immediately land a job as a policeman. So he manages to scrape together the funds to get him to Manhattan, and leaves his sweetheart Katie O'Grady (Winifred Kingston) behind while he makes his fortune. Naturally he discovers that joining the force isn't as easy as he expected, and when he does finally get in, he winds up in trouble because of the graft collections of his boss. He is dismissed, but he manages to expose the dishonesty running rampant amongst New York City police officers. He gets his job back and sends for the faithful Katie. This was not a terribly exciting offering for Paramount, but it is notable because it was directed by woman screenwriter Julia Crawford Ivers.