Ling Foy seizes old Martin's violin as security for the money which the opium addict owes him. The musician is informed that the instrument will be returned when he settles the debt, or ... See full summary »

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William H. West ...
Martin - the Old Music Master
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Anna Martin - the Daughter
Frank Jonasson ...
Ludwig - Martin's Friend
Thomas G. Lingham ...
Ling Foy - Owner of an Opium Den (as Thomas Lingham)
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Ling Foy seizes old Martin's violin as security for the money which the opium addict owes him. The musician is informed that the instrument will be returned when he settles the debt, or brings two new customers to the joint. Drake, a plainclothes man, is assigned to investigate the Ling Foy den. The detective discovers that Martin frequents the place and later meets Annie, the musician's daughter. Annie later learns from her father as to what has befallen the latter's violin and determines to plead with Ling Foy for its return. First, however, Martin endeavors to persuade his old friend, Ludwig, to visit the den. Ludwig indignantly declines the invitation. Drake cunningly contrives to have the musician take him to Ling Foy's and thus gains admission to the place. The following day, Annie and her father call upon the Chinaman. Fired by the girl's beauty, the Oriental makes her a prisoner. A similar fate falls to Martin when he attempts to go to Annie's rescue. At the same time, Drake ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 November 1915 (USA)  »

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