The Hand of Peril (1916)

Drama | 27 March 1916

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HISTORY

According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director of this ... More Less

According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director of this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
1 Apr 16
p. 766.
MPN
8 Apr 16
p. 2070.
MPW
8 Apr 16
p. 277, 338
NYDM
23 Dec 16
p. 3990.
Variety
24 Mar 16
p. 24.
Wid's
23 Mar 16
p. 455.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Hand of Peril: A Novel of Adventure by Arthur Stringer (New York, 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Secret Service agent James Kestner gets caught by Frank Lambert's gang of counterfeiters, whom he has been trailing, Frank's daughter Maura, impressed by James's bravery, convinces her father to let him go. James later kills gang member Tony Morello for trying to rape Maura, but before he dies, Tony tells her that she is not really Frank's daughter but had been kidnapped by him when she was a baby. As a result, Maura realizes that her profession was not biologically determined. Instead, she had been trained to be a criminal. James finally arrests Frank, but instead of handing Maura over to the police, he keeps her for himself, as the couple makes plans to get ... +


When Secret Service agent James Kestner gets caught by Frank Lambert's gang of counterfeiters, whom he has been trailing, Frank's daughter Maura, impressed by James's bravery, convinces her father to let him go. James later kills gang member Tony Morello for trying to rape Maura, but before he dies, Tony tells her that she is not really Frank's daughter but had been kidnapped by him when she was a baby. As a result, Maura realizes that her profession was not biologically determined. Instead, she had been trained to be a criminal. James finally arrests Frank, but instead of handing Maura over to the police, he keeps her for himself, as the couple makes plans to get married. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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