Hokoruma, a Japanese soldier, is sent to San Francisco, to obtain at all hazards a plan of the new harbor fortifications about to be erected. He registers at a Japanese employment bureau ... See full summary »

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Lt. Pond
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Clara Jones - the Lieutenant's Sweetheart
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Hokoruma - the Japanese Spy (as William R. Daly)
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Col. Jones - Clara's Father
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Hokoruma, a Japanese soldier, is sent to San Francisco, to obtain at all hazards a plan of the new harbor fortifications about to be erected. He registers at a Japanese employment bureau and, through this means, secures a position of butler in the home of the Commanding General, Colonel Jones. This gives him the opportunity of learning and seeing much that is necessary for him to know in accomplishing his end. The Colonel's daughter, Clara, is engaged to Lieutenant Pond, and the marriage is dated for the near future. At the Officers' Club, Lieut. Pond is guilty of an act unbecoming to a gentleman, and the Colonel, who is severe but just, offers him the choice of two alternatives, court-martial or resignation. The Lieutenant is overwhelmed with the threatened disgrace. But he thinks he sees a means of escape; he will persuade his fiancée to elope with him. The Colonel would never carry out the proceedings against his son-in-law. He enters Clara's home secretly and, while waiting in a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 May 1912 (USA)  »

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There is a very tensely conducted and convincing struggle
22 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

In making this picture of a melodramatic story, dealing with military life, the Imp people have heightened its convincing power by scenes taken at the Presidio, showing the fortress with its guns and the garrison. The story is of a love match between a lieutenant (King Baggott) and the daughter of the colonel (Violet Horner). A Japanese spy is in the colonel's service as a servant (Mr. Daly). Because the lieutenant drinks, the colonel (Mr. Shay) objects to him. The lieutenant and the girl plan an elopement and, while attempting this, the young officer comes upon the spy. There is a very tensely conducted and convincing struggle in the colonel's library. The whole picture convinces. It is well acted, terse, and very well set and photographed. It is a picture that will be liked, a first class melodrama. - The Moving Picture World, June 8, 1912


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