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Some sources called the film The Secret Code ... More Less

Some sources called the film The Secret Code . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Sep 18
p. 1215.
ETR
21 Sep 18
p. 1331.
MPN
14 Sep 18
p. 1764.
MPW
21 Sep 18
p. 1772.
NYDM
28 Sep 18
p. 482.
Variety
13 Sep 18
p. 44.
Wid's
8 Sep 18
pp. 3-4.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Secret Code
Release Date:
8 September 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Senator John Calhoun Rand marries Sally Carter, a woman fifteen years his junior, and then finds, because of America's declaration of war on Germany, that he must devote all of his time to his work. Lola Walling, who plays the role of patriotic confidant to the senator so that she may gather secret information for the German government, realizes that Baron de Vorjeck of the Russian embassy is very fond of Sally and encourages their friendship. When Rand is assigned to investigate espionage activities in Washington, Mrs. Walling leads him to believe that Sally is sending messages to the Kaiser through the young Russian. Since the messages are encoded into the stitching of crocheted mufflers, Sally's newly acquired interest in crocheting convinces Rand of her guilt, until Secret Service agent Jefferson Harrow locates the spy headquarters and proves Sally innocent. Rand's happiness is doubled when his wife confesses that she has been fashioning jackets for the baby she is ... +


Senator John Calhoun Rand marries Sally Carter, a woman fifteen years his junior, and then finds, because of America's declaration of war on Germany, that he must devote all of his time to his work. Lola Walling, who plays the role of patriotic confidant to the senator so that she may gather secret information for the German government, realizes that Baron de Vorjeck of the Russian embassy is very fond of Sally and encourages their friendship. When Rand is assigned to investigate espionage activities in Washington, Mrs. Walling leads him to believe that Sally is sending messages to the Kaiser through the young Russian. Since the messages are encoded into the stitching of crocheted mufflers, Sally's newly acquired interest in crocheting convinces Rand of her guilt, until Secret Service agent Jefferson Harrow locates the spy headquarters and proves Sally innocent. Rand's happiness is doubled when his wife confesses that she has been fashioning jackets for the baby she is expecting. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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