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Ann Forrest ...
Irene Hardin (as Ann Kroman)
Albert MacQuarrie ...
The 'Eel' (as Al MacQuarrie)
Warda Lamont ...
Molly
Hal Wilson ...
Mr. Moore
Wilbur Higby ...
John Hardin
Jack Carlyle ...
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The Midnight Man (1917) -- Lost Crime/Drama
13 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Young inventor Bob Moore ( Jack Mulhall ) fails in his efforts to provide his father, a safe manufacturer, with a lock that is burglar proof, he contacts The "Eel," ( Albert MacQuarrie ) the most talented safe cracker in the city, to offer him a job in his factory. The Eel, deciding to go straight, accepts the offer, but when he finds out that Irene Hardin ( Ann Forrest ) has been given a valuable necklace by her father, The Eel plans one last job to secure Irene's pearls. Meanwhile, Irene's father, also a safe manufacturer, places the pearls in his own safe and tells Bob that if he can open it, Irene will be his. Bob, in love with Irene, opens the safe and places the pearls on the handle. After he departs, The Eel enters the house and steals the pearls. Bob is accused of the crime, and to exonerate himself, pursues The Eel. After a lively fight, Bob recovers the necklace and returns home to claim his bride.

This early crime/drama produced by Universal Film Manufacturing Company, is sadly now considered a lost silent film.


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