Powers That Prey

Powers That Prey

Infobox Film
name = Powers That Prey

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director = Henry King
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writer = Will M. Ritchey
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starring = Mary Miles Minter
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cinematography = John F. Seitz
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distributor = Mutual Film
released = March 4, 1918
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country = USA
language = Silent
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imdb_id = 0009510

"Powers That Prey" is a 1918 silent film directed by Henry King. The film is based on the story "Extra! Extra!" by Will M. Ritchey.

Though critics were negative about the film, director King reported he enjoyed working with actress Mary Miles Minter. [ [http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/106484/Powers-That-Prey/overview The New York Times Review] ]


Burton Grant exposes politician Jarvis McVey as a crook in a newspaper and is run out of town. He asks his daughter Sylvia to turn his job over to editor Frank Summers. Sylvia inherited her father's talents and decides to fire Frank and take over the newspaper herself. Meanwhile, Frank finds out McVey is involved in a scheme concerning the city franchise. When Sylvia is informed, she publishes the news. Soon, the towns people are after her and her father comes back to protect her against the outraged townsfolk, while Frank concerns about prooving her reliability. [ [http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=499203&category=Overview Turner Classic Movies - Synopsis] ]


* Mary Miles Minter - Sylvia Grant
* Allan Forrest - Frank Summers
* Harvey Clark - Burton Grant
* Clarence Burton - Jarvis McVey
* Lucille Ward - Mrs. Brackett
* Emma Kluge - Mrs. Sharon
* Perry Banks - George Lake
* Robert Miller - Bobs


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