The New Manager (1911)

A brash young businessman inherits his wealthy father's business, but goes bankrupt. He later wins the hand of the daughter of his former manager, who he had discharged, and who by now is wealthy himself.


R.F. Baker


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Cast overview:
Francis X. Bushman ... Philip Carlton
Howard Missimer ... Samuel Gorman
Dorothy Phillips ... Nellie Gorman
Bryant Washburn ... New Manager


Old Samuel Gorman has been the manager of the firm of Carlton & Co. for more than thirty years and through his careful and conservative methods he has amassed a large fortune for his employer. However, upon the death of Carlton, head of the firm, young Phillip Carlton steps into his father's business with an earnest desire to make the name of Carlton & Co. world famous. His office staff is composed chiefly of old men with old ideas and when he lays plans before Gorman for a reconstruction of their methods generally, the old man shakes his head and says that only failure can be the result if they adopt the new ideas. Young Carlton is displeased and resolves to sacrifice Gorman for a younger man, believing that what the business needs most is new brains and new blood, so he offers Gorman's position to an old college chum, and Gorman is told that his services are no longer required. Two years pass by and Gorman, who received a $5,000 legacy from old man Carlton, has, by careful ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Release Date:

4 August 1911 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The next turn in fortune's wheel
2 April 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In this film is shown a romance of the business world. The owner of a business dies and the son discharges the old manager, substituting a new one. The old manager is left some money in his old employer's will, which he invests to such good advantage that he shortly becomes wealthy. His daughter is sent to Europe to be educated. Upon her return she meets the young man and they fall in love at first sight. But her father speedily puts a stop to that when he tells her that this was the young man who discharged him. The next turn in fortune's wheel shows the young man bankrupt and at the sheriff's sale the old manager buys the factory and everything else. But it seems he has rather admired the young man and after humiliating him a bit he returns him the business and gives him his daughter's hand as well. - The Moving Picture World, August 19, 1911

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