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DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Jul 17
p. 645.
MPN
14 Jul 17
p. 303.
MPW
14 Jul 17
p. 290.
MPW
17 Aug 17
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 July 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
28 June 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11021
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When, after three years of active service, ace detective Jerry Brennon is ordered by his doctor to take a rest, Senator Reed, Jerry's staunch supporter since he arrested two crooks burglarizing the Reed home, prevails upon the detective to stay at his cabin in the mountains. Warned that the cabin is haunted, Jerry's suspicion is aroused when a bullet whizzes past his head. While searching the cabin, Jerry discovers a secret door that conceals a sobbing Helen Reed, who has been missing since her refusal to marry Schuyler Hastings. Learning that Helen has been kidnapped, Jerry drives to the village, enlists the aid of the sheriff and rushes back in time to arrest the kidnappers when they return to the cabin. Caught in the act, Helen's abductors admit that they were hired by Schuyler, who was planning to rescue Helen in a ploy to win her love. The Reeds are overjoyed to have their daughter back, and Jerry makes their happiness complete when he proposes to ... +


When, after three years of active service, ace detective Jerry Brennon is ordered by his doctor to take a rest, Senator Reed, Jerry's staunch supporter since he arrested two crooks burglarizing the Reed home, prevails upon the detective to stay at his cabin in the mountains. Warned that the cabin is haunted, Jerry's suspicion is aroused when a bullet whizzes past his head. While searching the cabin, Jerry discovers a secret door that conceals a sobbing Helen Reed, who has been missing since her refusal to marry Schuyler Hastings. Learning that Helen has been kidnapped, Jerry drives to the village, enlists the aid of the sheriff and rushes back in time to arrest the kidnappers when they return to the cabin. Caught in the act, Helen's abductors admit that they were hired by Schuyler, who was planning to rescue Helen in a ploy to win her love. The Reeds are overjoyed to have their daughter back, and Jerry makes their happiness complete when he proposes to Helen. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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