Robert "Bob" Wesley ( Jack Mulhall ) horrifies his father, Admiral John Wesley ( Wadsworth Harris ) of the Naval Advisory Board, by failing his examination at the Annapolis naval academy. Bob seizes the chance to redeem himself, however, when he overhears Hanson ( George Gebhart ), the butler, plotting with German agent Count Von Ornstorff ( Jean Hersholt ) to deliver his father's plans for the Atlantic coastal defenses to German Baroness Von Hulda ( Claire Du Brey ). In Baltimore, Bob meets the baroness' ship and, with the aid of an old college professor, makes her his prisoner. Having impersonated a woman in the college play, Bob disguises himself as the baroness, rendezvous with the spies, and obtains the plans. Baroness Von Hulda escapes, but Bob recaptures her and then turns all of the spies over to the authorities. Admiral Wesley expresses his pride in his son, and Bob wins Phyllis Covington ( Donna Drew ), the girl of his heart.
This 1918 silent comedy/drama was produced by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, starring silent screen actor Jack Mulhall. Sadly, Madame Spy may now be a lost film.
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