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Judgment of the Sea (1912)

Captain Dixon, receiving a message from the custom office that there is a band of smugglers operating on the islands off the coast, bids his wife good-bye and goes on the assignment. At the... See full summary »
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Captain Dixon, receiving a message from the custom office that there is a band of smugglers operating on the islands off the coast, bids his wife good-bye and goes on the assignment. At the island wharf he inquires of an old sailor for the most quiet lodgings in the place and is led to a hut where lives an elderly man, supposedly s fisherman, and his pretty daughter, Bess. The old man does not at first want to admit the stranger, but the sight of handsome board money quickly changes his mind. Bess leads him to his room. That night Dixon is still unpacking when a noise downstairs arouses his suspicions. He goes down and discovers the old man leaving the house stealthily with several rough-looking strangers. He follows them and learns that they are the smugglers for whom be was sent in quest, and Bess' father the leader of them. Hurrying back to the house, the captain discovers Bess waving a red lantern in the window (the secret danger signal), for she had heard him depart and suspected... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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