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The working title of this film was The Jinx Jumper ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Jinx Jumper . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Sep 17
p. 580.
MPN
8 Sep 17
p. 1666.
MPW
8 Sep 17
p. 1521, 1586
NYDM
25 Aug 17
p. 1231, 1268
Variety
31 Aug 17
p. 29.
Wid's
30 Aug 17
p. 555.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Jinx Jumper
Release Date:
26 August 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jack Towne, who has just inherited one million dollars, is warned by his Uncle Mark to beware of strangers. Heedless of his uncle's advice, Jack becomes involved with Doris Ames whom he casually meets in a café. Unknown to Jack, Doris, who is in desperate need of money to pay the mortgage on her mother's house, is working for Mrs. Ames, The Menace and Laughing Louie, a gang of grafters hired by Uncle Mark to teach Jack a lesson. With the aid of the gang, Doris traps Jack in a compromising situation and then threatens blackmail. She refuses to go through with the scheme however, when she falls in love with Jack and realizes that the gang is out to blackmail him in earnest. Jack then proves the most cunning by hiring his own detectives to ensnare the grafters. Thus, he demonstrates to his uncle that he can handle his own affairs while also freeing Doris from the clutches of the ... +


Jack Towne, who has just inherited one million dollars, is warned by his Uncle Mark to beware of strangers. Heedless of his uncle's advice, Jack becomes involved with Doris Ames whom he casually meets in a café. Unknown to Jack, Doris, who is in desperate need of money to pay the mortgage on her mother's house, is working for Mrs. Ames, The Menace and Laughing Louie, a gang of grafters hired by Uncle Mark to teach Jack a lesson. With the aid of the gang, Doris traps Jack in a compromising situation and then threatens blackmail. She refuses to go through with the scheme however, when she falls in love with Jack and realizes that the gang is out to blackmail him in earnest. Jack then proves the most cunning by hiring his own detectives to ensnare the grafters. Thus, he demonstrates to his uncle that he can handle his own affairs while also freeing Doris from the clutches of the crooks. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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