Grace King and motor party discover a picturesque spot and hermit. The masterful personality of the hermit so attracts Grace that she invites him to lunch with them under the trees, ... See full summary »

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John King - the Hermit (as Ed Coxen)
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Lillian Bliss - John's Sweetheart
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Tom King - John's Brother
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Grace King - the Daughter
William Bertram ...
Mr. Bliss - Lillian's Father
Ida Lewis ...
Mrs. Bliss - Lillian's Mother
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Agnes Learned (as Josephine Ditt)
Edith Borella ...
The Nurse
Peter Clark ...
Ralph Rome (as Pete Clark)
B. Reeves Eason ...
Nells Garfield (as Reaves Eason)
Jean Durrell ...
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Grace King and motor party discover a picturesque spot and hermit. The masterful personality of the hermit so attracts Grace that she invites him to lunch with them under the trees, afterward persuading him to tell his past history. Twenty years ago, the hermit, then a wealthy young man, was accepted by his sweetheart. His brother loved the same girl and being of an impetuous and emotional nature exerted himself to win her from his rival. Failing in this, he yielded to an evil impulse, and bribed a ruffian to chloroform and bring her to him. The accepted lover, being warned by telepathy, that the girl was in danger, reached her gate as the masked man was coming out with her. A deadly conflict ensued, during which the lover was beaten senseless. The girl revived; screaming for help, she rushed into the house. The conspirator realizing his own danger in order to incriminate his brother, Jack, placed a mask over the latter's face and a revolver in his hand and then escaped. The police ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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2 February 1914 (USA)  »

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