The second episode of Edison’s Girl Who Earns Her Living series casts McCoy as an accountant who uncovers an embezzlement scheme. Based on a screenplay by a popular writer of historical romances, Mary Imlay Taylor, The Ploughshare is a transitional four-reel feature set in the antebellum South, where McCoy is caught up in a deadly competition between a politician and his caddish half-brother. Some striking imagery from Collins redeems an uncertain narrative structure. Piano accompaniment by Makia Matsumura (September 12), Ben Model (September 17).
Program approx. 95 min.
The Girl Who Kept Books. 1915. USA. Directed by Ashley Miller
The Ploughshare. 1915. USA. Directed by John H. Collins