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James Manlove, a retired naval engineer, with the aid of his daughter Marjorie, perfects his discovery of the powerful violet ray for the use of the United States government. With the ... See full summary »

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George Larkin ...
Tom Grant - Police Reporter
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James Manlove, a retired naval engineer, with the aid of his daughter Marjorie, perfects his discovery of the powerful violet ray for the use of the United States government. With the announcement of his success, his laboratory is invaded by agents of a rival government, who bind the inventor and blind him with his own machine when he refuses the information they seek. Marjorie, escaping, faints in the arms of Grant, police reporter on the Chronicle, who is homeward bound through the park. Calling a taxi, Grant places the girl in it and has her left in care of his landlady while he goes to summon a doctor. Dimitri sees Grant help the girl and returns for Orloff. They capture Marjorie and take her back to the laboratory. Marjorie's plight is seen by Grant who is just returning with the doctor. Following them Grant reaches Manlove's home but his entrance is barred. Climbing a telephone pole on the other side of the yard, Grant walks across the wires until he can swing into a third story... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 January 1917 (USA)  »

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Episode 15 of 29 of the series "Grant, Police Reporter." See more »

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Follows The House of Three Deuces (1916) See more »

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The reel is crammed with story
1 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This number of the '"Grant, Police Reporter" series is as interesting as any preceding release. The reel is crammed with story. The intrepid Mr. Larkin this time furnishes a thrill when he gains access to a house by walking on a telephone wire while grasping with his hands a wire above. In the house he rescues the daughter of the man who invented a violet ray machine for the United States Government, and who has been blinded with his own rays by foreign plotters. The daughter is about to receive the same treatment when the reporter arrives on the scene. Credit is due Director Robert Ellis for several touches that lend realism to the film. In the cast with Mr. Larkin and Mr. Ellis are Ollie Kirkby, Harry Gordon and Cyril Courtney. – The Moving Picture World, February 3, 1917


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