Bill Graw is the leader of the Water Rats, a gang of thieves infesting the waterfront. He is kicked out by the gang when he is ill. He attempts to steal a locket from Elsie, daughter of ... See full summary »

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Bill Graw is the leader of the Water Rats, a gang of thieves infesting the waterfront. He is kicked out by the gang when he is ill. He attempts to steal a locket from Elsie, daughter of Dane, a tugboat captain. He is caught, but befriended by Elsie. Bill, restored to health and the chiefship of his gang, saves Elsie from the thugs. Tom Williams, Elsie's sweetheart, is a young police officer. He determines to break up the Water Rats gang. He opens fire, but his fire is returned, and the thieves are about to escape when assistance, brought by Elsie, arrives. The Water Rats seize a motorboat and flee. The police give chase in Dane's tug, with Elsie at the wheel. Bill jumps from the motorboat and swims ashore. Williams follows him, the tug continuing the pursuit of the motorboat. On shore Bill and Williams grapple. Bill is victorious, and is choking Williams to death when the locket which Bill attempted to steal, and which Elsie gave Williams, identifies the officer as Elsie's sweetheart.... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 November 1912 (USA)  »

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Is acted more hysterically than usual
9 March 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A fighting chase between cops in a tug and a water rat gang of gunmen in a power boat, is the big feature of this picture and this part of it is fine. Taken as a whole, the story is not humanly convincing; but it is very well put together. Its worst defect, for many audiences, is that it pictures very brutal happenings and is acted more hysterically than usual. It is a love story. The policeman's sweetheart helps a sick gunman. The policeman, later, has a pistol fight with the gang as a whole, on one of the docks. The girl goes for the police, who arrive just after the first policeman's ammunition has given out. Then comes the chase. The ending, where the chief gunman puts the handcuffs on himself just because he finds that the cop is the girl's sweetheart, and so that he can have the reward, is almost impossible. - The Moving Picture World, November 16, 1912


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