The bank in which John Allen and Co. have their account deposited fails, and the company is compelled to shut down their factory. Allen manages to keep his anguish of mind from his ... See full summary »
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John Allen
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The bank in which John Allen and Co. have their account deposited fails, and the company is compelled to shut down their factory. Allen manages to keep his anguish of mind from his sweetheart, Madge Dale, who persuades him to accompany her and her mother to their home in a suburban town, where Madge is preparing to give him a party that night. Their conversation is overheard by "Crafty Jim," a professional burglar, and he determines to rob Allen's house. While the party is in progress Allen excuses himself and goes to his home, only to find "Crafty Jim" there. Not desiring to have anything to do with him, Allen tosses Jim his pocketbook and orders him to leave. "Crafty Jim" goes, but in looking through the window sees that Allen is about to drink some poison. Jim tries to make Allen see things in a different light, but Allen will not listen, and a terrible struggle ensues, in which Jim is the winner. He ties Allen to a chair and brings Madge to him. Madge learns of Allen's predicament... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 November 1912 (USA)  »

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The portrayal of the burglar was unusually convincing
18 March 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture showing the struggles of a man against the inclination to yield to the impulse of a hereditary suicide taint. There was one scene which reminded the writer of the story of the man going into the fields to commit suicide, and ran from a charging bull. In this case, when the burglar took from the would-be suicide the bottle of poison and fortified his position with the display of a revolver, the man so anxious to end his life made no attempt to induce the intruder to try his marksmanship, However, this is but an unimportant incident. The work, of Mr. Moore and of Fritzi Brunette, as the sweetheart, was good. The portrayal of the burglar was unusually convincing. - The Moving Picture World, December 7, 1912


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