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According to the copyright records, Raymond L. Schrock was the scenarist, but Var , Wid's , and NYMT credit Adrian Johnson. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions is entitled "A Splendid ... More Less

According to the copyright records, Raymond L. Schrock was the scenarist, but Var , Wid's , and NYMT credit Adrian Johnson. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions is entitled "A Splendid Malefactor." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Feb 19
p. 867.
MPN
15 Feb 19
pp. 1064, 1069
MPW
1 Feb 19
p. 679.
MPW
7 Jun 19
p. 1535.
New York Morning Telegraph
9 Feb 1919.
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Variety
7 Feb 19
p. 59.
Wid's
2 Feb 19
p. 3.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 February 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
2 February 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13351
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Master crook "Velvet" Joe Grim nervously passing time in Central Park before robbing the Wall Street subtreasury, chases a squirrel up a tree when it steals his bag of peanuts, and there sees Laura White on a runaway horse. Smitten after rescuing her, Joe later attempts to steal her photograph, but her friend, Countess Briand, holds him at bay with a revolver. The Countess, the leader of a German spy ring, which includes Laura's fiancé, Karl Richter, convinces Joe to steal plans for a new airplane, which she says are papers being used to blackmail Laura. After Joe realizes his mistake, he steals the plans back and rescues Laura from Richter, who has kidnapped her. Secret Service men sent to watch Joe by Laura's father, their chief, help him prevent the spies from leaving by ship. Now Joe, vowing to go straight, can marry ... +


Master crook "Velvet" Joe Grim nervously passing time in Central Park before robbing the Wall Street subtreasury, chases a squirrel up a tree when it steals his bag of peanuts, and there sees Laura White on a runaway horse. Smitten after rescuing her, Joe later attempts to steal her photograph, but her friend, Countess Briand, holds him at bay with a revolver. The Countess, the leader of a German spy ring, which includes Laura's fiancé, Karl Richter, convinces Joe to steal plans for a new airplane, which she says are papers being used to blackmail Laura. After Joe realizes his mistake, he steals the plans back and rescues Laura from Richter, who has kidnapped her. Secret Service men sent to watch Joe by Laura's father, their chief, help him prevent the spies from leaving by ship. Now Joe, vowing to go straight, can marry Laura. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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