Henry Jenkins, who has served his time in state's prison, is released. He now seeks his former confederate in crime, Basil King, who is living in affluence. King is not overjoyed to see his... See full summary »

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Basil King - the Master
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Henry Jenkins, who has served his time in state's prison, is released. He now seeks his former confederate in crime, Basil King, who is living in affluence. King is not overjoyed to see his former pal, but Jenkins comes just in time as King's butler has left and he is about to entertain lavishly. Jenkins dons the habiliments of the butler and enters upon his new duties. King loves Elsie Graham, who gives her heart to Ralph Webster. Miss Graham and Mr. Webster are guests at the reception. Ralph takes advantage of an opportunity and asks Elsie to marry him and she consents. He has forgotten the ring and announces he will leave the party to get it. One of the guests wears an expensive necklace, which is admired by all. King cannot resist the temptation to steal it and the act is noted by Jenkins. The loss is discovered and suspicion is cast upon Ralph, who left the party for a short time. The woman who loses the necklace employs the services of a clairvoyant and invites all the guests to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 May 1911 (USA)  »

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It is plain enough to be understood, if watched with care
25 January 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Here is a somewhat complicated story, dealing with love and disappointment, thievery and unjust suspicion, the death of one man and the assumption of the blame for stealing a necklace by another to save the dead man's name from disgrace. Its purpose seems to be to show a noble spirit awakening in a man who had been a thief. The picture closes with this man's return to prison for a crime of his old pal, now dead by suicide. Even though the story is complicated and involves many persons, it is plain enough to be understood, if watched with care, and the audience plainly liked it. The Imp players put a great deal of vigor and sympathy into the acting. The mechanical work is equally well done. - The Moving Picture World, May 27, 1911


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