The Silver-Tongued Orator (1913)

This is the story of a grocery clerk, who was slowly but surely rising in his profession. The customers liked him and his employer was satisfied. Furthermore, he was in love with a most ... See full summary »

Writer:

Lloyd Lonergan (scenario) (as Lloyd F. Lonergan)

Star:

James Cruze
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James Cruze ... Grocery Clerk & Orator
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This is the story of a grocery clerk, who was slowly but surely rising in his profession. The customers liked him and his employer was satisfied. Furthermore, he was in love with a most desirable young woman. Then all was changed, for he decided to become an orator. It would have been bad enough had he been a natural speaker, or even if he had taken lessons at a school of elocution. This young man, however, fell under the spell of a Correspondence School of Oratory. He made speeches everywhere. The result was that his fiancée jilted him, his friends fled from him and the boss, who bad approved of him, fired him. Being out of work, he decided that the best thing to do was to utilize what he fondly styled his "Heaven-born gift" by becoming an assemblyman. The political party to which he belonged gave a clambake about that time, and the clerk determined to spout eloquence so masterfully that all eyes would be turned upon him. They were, but not in the way he had imagined they would be. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An amusing skit
31 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An amusing skit, in which James Cruze impersonates a grocery clerk who becomes afflicted with a hobby for oratory. He tires out the grocery trade with his ranting, bores his sweetheart and is thrown out of a clambake gathering. After numerous unpleasant experiences he decides to go into Chautauqua. A bright comedy offering. - The Moving Picture World, November 15, 1913


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