A Japanese nobleman was highly honored by the Mikado by being sent on a secret mission to obtain information concerning the plans of a foreign foe. Accompanied by his pretty young wife, he ... See full summary »

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A Japanese nobleman was highly honored by the Mikado by being sent on a secret mission to obtain information concerning the plans of a foreign foe. Accompanied by his pretty young wife, he went to the enemy's country, where he hired a residence, and expressed his intention of making his home there. The information he sought was to be secured from a soldier of the enemy, who for a large sum of money had agreed to furnish data and papers which the Mikado desired. The envoy met with unexpected success at the outset, and flushed with his victory, began to dissipate, despite the remonstrances of his meek little wife. An appointment had been made for him to meet the traitor outside the fort at midnight, when the Japanese was to exchange a bag of gold for the papers. The Jap was not able to be there at the appointed time, being sodden with drink, and his wife, who found him helpless in the library of their home, realized that the Mikado's mission was in danger of becoming a failure at the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The Russian scenes are small, narrow views
20 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Miss Taku Takagi, the graceful Japanese player, takes the lead in this heroic melodrama, as a girl who sacrifices her life that the Mikado's army may get plans of a Russian fort. Her husband had been detailed to get the plans; but at the critical moment he was intoxicated and she had to take his place. She is wounded by a sentry; but manages, not only to escape, but to delay the search long enough for her husband to get away with the papers. The early scenes, set in Japan, are marvelously like the real thing not only in backgrounds but in atmosphere including acting and conduct of the story. The Russian scenes are small, narrow views; but are very suggestive of Russia. It is a commendable offering, out of the ordinary in atmosphere, clear and thrilling in its story, and very pretty. Wm. Bowman plays the Mikado. The Russian traitor is played by Wm. Russell and the Russian secret service agent by Virginia Nardon. - The Moving Picture World, October 26, 1912


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