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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance (Indianapolis, 1908).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 June 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Copyright Date:
2 June 1922
Copyright Number:
LP17934
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,343
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Young businessman Billy Kirkwood goes to New York for a vacation and meets Dorothy Calender, whom he escorts to a taxi because she is being followed. At her seaside resort, Billy discovers that she has a diamond necklace, which a thief has seen her take from a store, and that this man and his confederates have followed her. Billy recovers the necklace from these thieves after they have stolen it; he hides it in his room; but they again take the necklace and escape with it in a motor yacht. Billy overtakes the thieves and at gunpoint forces them to surrender the necklace and to return with him. Billy is arrested with the thieves; later, in Dorothy's bungalow, he learns that Dorothy had stolen her own necklace to raise money for Martin, her brother. After mutual explanations, Billy wins ... +


Young businessman Billy Kirkwood goes to New York for a vacation and meets Dorothy Calender, whom he escorts to a taxi because she is being followed. At her seaside resort, Billy discovers that she has a diamond necklace, which a thief has seen her take from a store, and that this man and his confederates have followed her. Billy recovers the necklace from these thieves after they have stolen it; he hides it in his room; but they again take the necklace and escape with it in a motor yacht. Billy overtakes the thieves and at gunpoint forces them to surrender the necklace and to return with him. Billy is arrested with the thieves; later, in Dorothy's bungalow, he learns that Dorothy had stolen her own necklace to raise money for Martin, her brother. After mutual explanations, Billy wins Dorothy. +

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