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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPW
6 Oct 17
pp. 70-71.
NYDM
29 Sep 17
p. 18.
Variety
21 Sep 17
p. 44.
Wid's
8 Jun 17
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
29 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11320
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Frederick Stratton, a young society man badly in need of funds, fails to return a valuable bracelet to its owner. Jim Foley, an unscrupulous detective, finds it in his possession and, in return for silence, extracts from Stratton a written confession of his guilt which he plans to use against him at some future date. Years later, a political boss in danger of losing his office appeals to Foley to gain possession of some valuable papers from his opponent, Worthington Lawrence, and Foley, knowing that Stratton is a close friend of Lawrence's, threatens to expose him unless he steals the papers. Stratton refuses but his wife Eleanor overhears the conversation and agrees to secure them for Foley in return for her husband's confession. While a guest at Lawrence's house party, Eleanor breaks into the desk, acquires the papers and dashes off to Foley with them. At his home, she outwits Foley and obtains control of both the stolen papers and the confession. With the unprincipled detective and politician defeated, Mr. and Mrs. Stratton face a happy life ... +


Frederick Stratton, a young society man badly in need of funds, fails to return a valuable bracelet to its owner. Jim Foley, an unscrupulous detective, finds it in his possession and, in return for silence, extracts from Stratton a written confession of his guilt which he plans to use against him at some future date. Years later, a political boss in danger of losing his office appeals to Foley to gain possession of some valuable papers from his opponent, Worthington Lawrence, and Foley, knowing that Stratton is a close friend of Lawrence's, threatens to expose him unless he steals the papers. Stratton refuses but his wife Eleanor overhears the conversation and agrees to secure them for Foley in return for her husband's confession. While a guest at Lawrence's house party, Eleanor breaks into the desk, acquires the papers and dashes off to Foley with them. At his home, she outwits Foley and obtains control of both the stolen papers and the confession. With the unprincipled detective and politician defeated, Mr. and Mrs. Stratton face a happy life together. +

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