Sylvia of the Secret Service (1917)

Drama | 25 November 1917

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HISTORY

According to modern sources, Anton Grot was the art director for this ... More Less

According to modern sources, Anton Grot was the art director for this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Dec 17
p. 1308.
MPN
24 Nov 17
p. 3616, 3664
MPW
24 Nov 17
p. 1185, 1227
NYDM
2 Jun 17
p. 1460, 1504
Variety
9 Nov 17
p. 55.
Wid's
15 Nov 17
p. 734.
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Release Date:
25 November 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
27 June 1917
Copyright Number:
LU11001
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

American Curtis Prescott is employed by Van Brunn, an Amsterdam diamond merchant, to deliver the famous Kimberley diamond to London, where it will be set in the British crown. A gang of crooks boards the ship carrying Prescott, Scotland Yard detective Hemming, and Sylvia Carroll, a member of the Washington Secret Service. Sylvia falls in love with the young American who is robbed of the jewels and then accused by Hemming of being the master mind behind the robbery. After many thrilling adventures, which include Sylvia disguising herself as a New York millionairess and as a slum girl, she brings the true crooks to justice and exonerates ... +


American Curtis Prescott is employed by Van Brunn, an Amsterdam diamond merchant, to deliver the famous Kimberley diamond to London, where it will be set in the British crown. A gang of crooks boards the ship carrying Prescott, Scotland Yard detective Hemming, and Sylvia Carroll, a member of the Washington Secret Service. Sylvia falls in love with the young American who is robbed of the jewels and then accused by Hemming of being the master mind behind the robbery. After many thrilling adventures, which include Sylvia disguising herself as a New York millionairess and as a slum girl, she brings the true crooks to justice and exonerates Prescott. +

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