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Stolen Plans or The Boy Detective (1908)

The work room of an inventor. On the walls are prints of airships, electric engines, locomotives, battleships, etc., while around the room are models of the same. A young lad, the ... See full summary »

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The work room of an inventor. On the walls are prints of airships, electric engines, locomotives, battleships, etc., while around the room are models of the same. A young lad, the inventor's son, is sprawled out on two chairs in a most uncomfortable position reading a dime novel. He is totally absorbed in the story as his mother enters and angrily snatches the book from his hands and throws it in the stove. Father enters, attempts to pacify his wife and gives the boy a coin. He then goes to his work room, where he is visited by a villain and his confederate. The inventor takes a blue print from the safe, which the callers examine. They discuss the plans and offer the inventor a large sum of money for the same. Upon the advice of his wife the inventor refuses the offer. The amount is doubled, again refused, and the papers are put back into the safe. During the call tea has been served, and while the inventor's back is turned knock-out drops are put into his cup. The villains then ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 September 1908 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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