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The Borrowed Engine (1917)

Dick Patterson, the "dude" engineer of the Midland, saves the superintendent's daughter, Grace, and one of her chums from drowning when their boat capsizes on the lake that parallels the ... See full summary »

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Helen
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Dick Patterson (as Lloyd T. Whitlock)
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John Cummings (as G.A. Williams)
Lillian Clark ...
Grace, his daughter
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Dick Patterson, the "dude" engineer of the Midland, saves the superintendent's daughter, Grace, and one of her chums from drowning when their boat capsizes on the lake that parallels the railroad. Helen, the operator at Lone Point, in answering Grace's questions about her rescuer, lauds him to the skies. Dick accordingly receives an invitation to a lawn party to be given by Grace. Having been suspended for two weeks for some slight inattention to duty, he is at liberty to attend. On the day of the party, the Midland plans to run an important test train to clinch a big freight contract. Graves, business agent of a rival road, plans to delay the test train and thereby garner the contract. Graves, arriving early at the Cummings affair, calls one of his lieutenants aside and instructs him to see that the water tank near Lone Point is emptied. Grace overhears the plot and immediately 'phones to Helen just as she is about to be relieved, so that she too can come over to the lawn fete. In ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 March 1917 (USA)  »

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A Daughter of Daring (#3): The Borrowed Engine  »

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Third release in Kalem's "A Daughter of Daring" one-reel series. See more »

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Followed by The Railroad Smugglers (1917) See more »

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