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The Decoy (1916)

Glory Moore, a young girl, finds herself left unprovided for after her father's death, as the farm has to be sold to pay his debts. She writes to her aunt in New York, asking for help in ... See full summary »

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Glory Moore
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Harvey Dix
Leonore Harris ...
Mrs. Lawrence
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Jim Danvers (as Robert W. Frazer)
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Milt Bannon
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Glory Moore, a young girl, finds herself left unprovided for after her father's death, as the farm has to be sold to pay his debts. She writes to her aunt in New York, asking for help in obtaining employment in the city. The aunt, Mrs. Lawrence, is in reality an adventuress, and accomplice of two card sharps and confidence men, Milt Bannon and Harvey Dix. They decide to bring Glory to the city in order to use her as a decoy in fleecing rich young men. Jim Danvers, a rich young fellow who is going the pace, is one of their victims. The unsuspecting Glory believes she has found a loving aunt and a luxurious home, and is for a time deceived. She finally realizes the truth. She exposes the swindlers in a card game in which they are cheating Jim. Mrs. Lawrence, infuriated, locks Glory in her room. Glory, in wild panic, escapes through the window, climbs a fire-escape, wanders over adjacent roofs and accidentally falls through a skylight into an apartment which proves to be Jim's. Jim, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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melodrama | new york city | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama

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29 June 1916 (USA)  »

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The Faithless Sex  »

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1.33 : 1
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