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MPN
8 Jun 18
p. 3399, 3596
MPW
1 Jun 18
p. 1338.
MPW
8 Jun 18
p. 1471.
NYDM
22 Jun 18
p. 1755.
Variety
31 May 18
p. 29.
Wid's
26 May 18
pp. 9-10.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "High Stakes" by Andrew Soutar in Red Book Magazine (Oct 1917).
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Release Date:
26 May 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,923
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ralph Stanning, a gentleman crook, is suspected of having stolen several famous gems from London's Kensington Museum. Scotland Yard assigns Inspector Reginald Culvert to the case, but the detective never marshals enough evidence against Standing to convict him. One day Standing rescues a woman named Marie who had jumped from the docks intending to kill herself. He then marries her and settles down in a small English village. He and his wife have a son, and the family is so happy that Standing forsakes his shady occupation to earn an honest living. After Lady Alice's pearls are stolen, Culvert lays a trap for Standing and is about to arrest him when the embarrassed woman reports that the jewels had merely fallen through a crack in the sofa. Chagrined, Culvert and his men finally agree to leave Standing in ... +


Ralph Stanning, a gentleman crook, is suspected of having stolen several famous gems from London's Kensington Museum. Scotland Yard assigns Inspector Reginald Culvert to the case, but the detective never marshals enough evidence against Standing to convict him. One day Standing rescues a woman named Marie who had jumped from the docks intending to kill herself. He then marries her and settles down in a small English village. He and his wife have a son, and the family is so happy that Standing forsakes his shady occupation to earn an honest living. After Lady Alice's pearls are stolen, Culvert lays a trap for Standing and is about to arrest him when the embarrassed woman reports that the jewels had merely fallen through a crack in the sofa. Chagrined, Culvert and his men finally agree to leave Standing in peace. +

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