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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Oct 18
p. 1482, 1527
MPN
5 Oct 18
p. 2243, 2261
MPN
12 Oct 18
p. 2446.
MPW
9 Feb 18
p. 874.
MPW
12 Oct 18
p. 273.
Variety
18 Oct 18
p. 38.
Wid's
13 Oct 18
p. 3.
CAST
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the novelette "Unexpected Places" by Frank R. Adams in Blue Book Magazine (publication date undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, cub reporter Dick Holloway is assigned to discover the murderer of Lord Harold Varden's valet. Lord Varden, sent to the United States to deliver some secret papers, is beginning to feel the effects of his poisoned coffee as Dick arrives at the hotel to question him, and after the Englishman is safely in the hospital, Dick poses as Varden and accepts an invitation to visit his distant relative, Ruth Penfield. At the Penfield home, a group of German spies makes several unsuccessful attempts to obtain the papers, and finally, they kidnap Ruth, demanding the papers in exchange for her return. Dick rescues Ruth, and although the spies give chase, the police arrive in time, leaving Dick and Ruth free to pursue their new ... +


During World War I, cub reporter Dick Holloway is assigned to discover the murderer of Lord Harold Varden's valet. Lord Varden, sent to the United States to deliver some secret papers, is beginning to feel the effects of his poisoned coffee as Dick arrives at the hotel to question him, and after the Englishman is safely in the hospital, Dick poses as Varden and accepts an invitation to visit his distant relative, Ruth Penfield. At the Penfield home, a group of German spies makes several unsuccessful attempts to obtain the papers, and finally, they kidnap Ruth, demanding the papers in exchange for her return. Dick rescues Ruth, and although the spies give chase, the police arrive in time, leaving Dick and Ruth free to pursue their new romance. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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