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In the Secret Service (1913)

General Gordon, of the Federal army, receives a message from General Grant, telling him to intercept important dispatches "from Lee to Webber, carried over wires" in Gordon's vicinity. ... See full summary »

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(as Henry McRae)

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Lt. Barrett
Phyllis Gordon ...
Edith Webber
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Frank Armor (unconfirmed)
Bertha Blanchard
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General Gordon, of the Federal army, receives a message from General Grant, telling him to intercept important dispatches "from Lee to Webber, carried over wires" in Gordon's vicinity. Lieutenant Barrett assumes the task, takes his instruments and sets out. Colonel Webber, of the Confederate army, has a daughter Edith. Lieutenant Fairfax aspires to her hand, but his attentions only annoy her. Barrett taps the wires, but is seen by a Confederate officer and shot. The officer creeps up to him, thinking him dead, and Barrett suddenly shoots, kills him, and takes his uniform. He finds some plans in the dead man's pockets addressed to Col. Webber and copies them. He ties the copied information on his horse and starts the animal toward the Federal camp. He then mounts the Confederate's horse and soon meets Edith. She, seeing a wounded Confederate officer, sympathizes with him and takes him to her father's home. Meanwhile the horse reaches the Federal camp and Gordon gets the message and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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17 May 1913 (USA)  »

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