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MPW lists the release date as 17 Nov 1918. Wid's credits Roy Clements as director, while other reviews cite Harry Pollard. Modern sources cite Sol Polito as ... More Less

MPW lists the release date as 17 Nov 1918. Wid's credits Roy Clements as director, while other reviews cite Harry Pollard. Modern sources cite Sol Polito as camerman. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Oct 18
p. 1774.
MPN
2 Nov 18
p. 2803.
MPW
26 Oct 18
p. 544.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 1123.
NYDM
9 Nov 18
p. 698.
Variety
18 Oct 18
p. 38.
Wid's
27 Oct 18
p. 8.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 October 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,650
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, Jane Whiting, a bright young lawyer who is engaged to Senator Wheeler, is assigned by the district attorney to expose a gang of spies who are collecting money for the German government through the operation of a fraudulent charity organization. Wheeler's son Frank has fallen in love with Lola Schram, whose pro-German mother is forcing the girl to work for Frederick Kube, the head of the spy ring, but when Kube learns of the romance, he orders Mrs. Schram to break it off. When Lola finally confesses her activities to Frank, Kube kills her and then frames Frank for the murder. Meanwhile, Jane, through the help of Jimmy and Tilly Ware, has discovered Kube's headquarters and modus operandi . By means of a carefully set trap, she finally succeeds in clearing Frank's name and bringing Kube and his gang to ... +


During World War I, Jane Whiting, a bright young lawyer who is engaged to Senator Wheeler, is assigned by the district attorney to expose a gang of spies who are collecting money for the German government through the operation of a fraudulent charity organization. Wheeler's son Frank has fallen in love with Lola Schram, whose pro-German mother is forcing the girl to work for Frederick Kube, the head of the spy ring, but when Kube learns of the romance, he orders Mrs. Schram to break it off. When Lola finally confesses her activities to Frank, Kube kills her and then frames Frank for the murder. Meanwhile, Jane, through the help of Jimmy and Tilly Ware, has discovered Kube's headquarters and modus operandi . By means of a carefully set trap, she finally succeeds in clearing Frank's name and bringing Kube and his gang to justice. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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