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According to the synopsis included in the copyright descriptions, director Allen Holubar also wrote the scenario of this ... More Less

According to the synopsis included in the copyright descriptions, director Allen Holubar also wrote the scenario of this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 May 17
p. 1535.
Motog
19 May 17
p. 1068.
MPN
12 May 17
p. 3013.
MPW
28 Jul 17
p. 651.
MPW
19 May 17
p. 1179.
NYDM
5 May 17
p. 29.
Variety
4 May 17
p. 27.
Wid's
10 May 17
p. 302.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10565
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The enemy's success in smuggling a spy through the lines places the Stratiria armies in a dangerous position. The spy is intercepted and killed by Pettrus Baariot, the telegraph operator, who then succeeds in sending a message that saves the Stratiria forces from defeat. For his heroism, Pettrus is promised a promotion, but after his recovery from his severe wounds, he is humiliated through the treachery of Danick Rysson, a government official who desires to marry Floria Natarre, Pettrus' beloved. Bitter, Pettrus listens to the overtures of one of the enemy and steals the new telegraph code. Soon after Pettrus is again made an ardent supporter of his country when he is awarded his promotion. He then follows the spy to the frontier and recovers the crucial ... +


The enemy's success in smuggling a spy through the lines places the Stratiria armies in a dangerous position. The spy is intercepted and killed by Pettrus Baariot, the telegraph operator, who then succeeds in sending a message that saves the Stratiria forces from defeat. For his heroism, Pettrus is promised a promotion, but after his recovery from his severe wounds, he is humiliated through the treachery of Danick Rysson, a government official who desires to marry Floria Natarre, Pettrus' beloved. Bitter, Pettrus listens to the overtures of one of the enemy and steals the new telegraph code. Soon after Pettrus is again made an ardent supporter of his country when he is awarded his promotion. He then follows the spy to the frontier and recovers the crucial document. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
War


Subject

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

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