Daniel Lyttell is very ill, but Doctor Bozel assures Clara that the crisis is over and that her husband will eventually get well. In the dead of the night, a burglar enters the Lyttell home... See full summary »

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Daniel Lyttell is very ill, but Doctor Bozel assures Clara that the crisis is over and that her husband will eventually get well. In the dead of the night, a burglar enters the Lyttell home. His silent footsteps reach the ear of the sick man. Clara, too, hears mysterious noises. She pacifies Daniel and tells him to rest and sleep. Softly she steals out of the room to investigate and soon discovers the burglar. Quickly rushes to the telephone, but finds that the wires have been cut. For a moment she hesitates and fears, fears for her husband. Goes to his bedside and rejoices to find him asleep. Hastily dons a wrap and envelops her head in a black veil, leaves the room and busies herself rummaging in the drawers of a desk. The burglar comes upon her but is unable to intimidate the brave little woman. Clara tells him she, too, is a thief; only she came to steal very important letters. When the man attempts to go into the bedroom for his "haul," she commands him to stay where he is. She ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 January 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy There's Something Wrong (1912). See more »

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The acting and the photography are both good
31 July 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In this picture, which is likely to be popular, a sick man, his wife and a burglar have the chief parts. The action is helped by the Nestor sub-titles. The scenes show the tastefully furnished home of wealthy people. The acting and the photography are both good. The doctor had warned the wife that her sick husband must not be disturbed. In the night, the burglar comes. To keep him from awaking her husband, the woman goes down and plays that she is also a burglar, hoping that, when he finds someone else on the job, he'll leave. She even agrees to make the up-stairs haul for him, if he'll keep quiet. He sees through her pretense, and after complimenting her, departs. It will serve as a feature. - The Moving Picture World, January 27, 1912


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