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The Lost Mail Sack (1914)

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A piece of lumber projecting from the side of a freight car picks up the mail sack hanging from the crane at Bell Station. Two hobos find the sack and rifle the contents. Morrison, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Helen Holmes ...
Helen Gates
George A. Williams ...
John Gates - Helen's Father (as G.A. Williams)
Jane Wolfe ...
Mary Gates - Helen's Mother
A.E. Hammond ...
Billy - the Station Agent
Bert Hadley ...
Jack Morrison - the Postmaster
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A piece of lumber projecting from the side of a freight car picks up the mail sack hanging from the crane at Bell Station. Two hobos find the sack and rifle the contents. Morrison, postmaster at Bell, has been systematically robbing the mails and benefits by the mail sack's disappearance. Mary Gates, daughter of an engineer, supplies the Post Office inspectors with the first clue. The detectives blunder, however, and arrest Billy, Mary's sweetheart. Chance leads them on the trail of the tramps. The hobos are arrested after a desperate battle. Later, as the result of Mary's clever work, Morrison is brought to bay, while Billy wins his freedom. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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train | railroad | mail | See All (3) »

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Short | Drama

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7 October 1914 (USA)  »

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