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The Ex-Convict's Plunge (1913)

Elton Gates, having served seven years for submitting to temptation with a bank's funds, is released. His uncle John sends him $500.00, with which to start life anew. He has hardly rested ... See full summary »

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William Stowell ...
Elton Gates - the Ex-Convict
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Detective Doolittle
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Helen Rugly - the Ex-Convict's Sweetheart
Joseph Hazelton ...
Maley - the Prison Warden (as Joe Hazelton)
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Elton Gates, having served seven years for submitting to temptation with a bank's funds, is released. His uncle John sends him $500.00, with which to start life anew. He has hardly rested in a cheap lodging house when Detective Doolittle spies him and commences to make him an object of special scrutiny. The detective begins to trail him, hopefully awaiting his fall from grace. Gates watches a great house as the detective watches him. When the occupants, Mr. and Mrs. Rugly, leave, he goes to the door, rings, chats with Marie, the maid, and is admitted. He goes to the boudoir of Helen Rugly, his old sweetheart, and takes a photograph of her that he finds there. Going out he gives Marie a bill that he strips from his roll. The ex-convict is followed at every turn by the detective, who is now newly disguised. Guided by the photograph, he rents Bronson's Gallery for a week, paying for it in advance. These negotiations are puzzling to the detective, who now finds Gates quite alone in his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 May 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Scenes in Manila (1913). See more »

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