A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Garwood ...
Henry Watson - the Broker
Marie Eline ...
Messenger Boy
Florence La Badie ...
Sister of Little Boy
Riley Chamberlin ...
Clerk
Mignon Anderson ...
Secretary
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A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

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The film features a 11-year Marie Eline, one of the movies earliest childhood stars. She was known to film audiences as the Thanhouser Kid. Marie plays the part of he Messenger "Boy" in this film. See more »

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SPOILERS. When the sister discovers the footage of the crime being committed, the insert shots showing the film are of a different angle than what is actually projected later. See more »

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Great Little Caper
26 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A messenger boy (Marie Eline, a girl) is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

The only known copy of this film was rediscovered in 1999 on the floor of the projection booth in a Superior, Montana movie theater. In 2001, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

How the heck a film that was lost and then found discarded (in Montana!) looks as good as it does is a mystery. We can holdout hope that more lost films will turn up, though it seems less likely all the time. This one is a great little crime caper, even if they are trying to pass a girl off as a boy for some reason.


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