Harold Sinclair, a "get-rich-quick" promoter, and his silent partners, George and Mina Hopkins, are doing a flourishing business in bogus stocks. However, such flourishing conditions cannot... See full summary »

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W.D. Emerson ...
Harold Sinclair (as Billy Emerson)
Edgar G. Wynn ...
Tom Harvey - the Office Boy
Rex De Rosselli ...
George Hopkins - Sinclair's Partner
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Minna Hopkins - Sinclair's Partner
William Stowell ...
John T. Prince ...
Lieutenant Clancy of the Secret Service (as John Price)
Frank Lawler ...
Smith - Secret Service Man
Frank Masch ...
Jones - Secret Service Man
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O'Rourke - Secret Service Man
George L. Cox ...
Glidden - Secretary to the Inspector
Pearl Summers ...
Grace - the Office Girl
Walter McCollough ...
Zet Maiston - the Victim
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Harold Sinclair, a "get-rich-quick" promoter, and his silent partners, George and Mina Hopkins, are doing a flourishing business in bogus stocks. However, such flourishing conditions cannot last long in the bunco business, and Sinclair finds this out when Zet Maiston, a victim, exposes the oily tongued promoter to the post office authorities. Sinclair's offices are surrounded by secret service men and plans are made to capture Sinclair and his aides. Sinclair, an old hand at dodging detectives, almost makes good his "get-away," but through the agency of inevitable fate, the bloodhounds of the law finally overtake and capture the trio. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 March 1912 (USA)  »

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It is an unusually clever detective story
18 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

There are three kinds of slips, a slip of paper, a slip through the fingers of the police and a slip in plans that brings about an arrest of wrongdoers. All three kinds come, naturally, into this strong picture in the order we have given them. It is an unusually clever detective story, truly instructive as well as exciting and with an undercurrent of most amusing irony. It shows three sharp swindlers and how they are doing business. It then shows how the post office authorities are set upon their trail; how one detective after another (there are a half dozen on the case) fails to "nab" the people they are after and whom we want to see nabbed in spite of our interest in them; how, in the end, they are "rounded up." We commend it as a feature for any and all occasions. There is no reason why it couldn't be shown in a Sunday school, that we can see. - The Moving Picture World, April 6, 1912


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