Important note: This is not a film review. I hope to be able to find and add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
When the brokerage firm of Blatch, Markham & Driggs dissolves, Markham ( Charles Ogle ) steals company records and the option of a valuable mine. Meanwhile, Blatch ( Ralph Lewis ), who wants the option to expire so he can then purchase it at a low price, hires attorney Burley Hadden ( Winter Hall ) to convince Driggs ( Raymond Hatton ) that he is trying to recover it. Hadden sees John Craig ( Wallace Reid ), a construction contractor who needs $800 for his payroll, running nervously from the pop of a paper bag, and offers the supposed "dub" or bungler, $1,000 to retrieve the papers, thinking he will fail. After Markham tries to dupe John, he meets Enid Drayton ( Nina Byron ), Markham's ward, who is being held a virtual prisoner in Markham's mansion. With the help of a friendly burglar, they retrieve the option and other papers which prove that Markham and Blatch had been cheating Driggs for years. After Driggs rewards John and informs Enid that she owns a million dollar estate, she and John embrace.
This 1919 silent comedy was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, starring Wallace Reid, Charles Ogle, Ralph Lewis, Raymond Hatton, Winter Hall and Nina Byron. The survival status of The Dub (1919) is sadly now listed as a lost silent film.
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