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The Master Cracksman (1913)

Robert Thatcher invents a device to protect banks from thieves. This is bought up for a few thousands by Thomas who later makes a million out of Thatcher's invention. Thatcher, discovering ... See full summary »

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Robert Thatcher Jr. - the Master Cracksman
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Madge - Robert's Sweetheart
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Robert Thatcher Sr.
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Parr - the Detective
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George De Carlton
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Robert Thatcher invents a device to protect banks from thieves. This is bought up for a few thousands by Thomas who later makes a million out of Thatcher's invention. Thatcher, discovering a weakness in his system, perfects this, and when he offers the perfect invention to Thomas for $50,000, his offer is refused and he is ordered out of the office. This breaks his heart and he dies in poverty. His young son, Robert, about to finish his course at an institute of technology, discovers the truth about the Thomas patent and how his father was cheated. He gets work in the Thomas shops and deliberately sets about to prove the weakness of the "Safe Protective" system. When he has gained all the knowledge he needs he sets out to break every bank carrying the Thomas system. His little sweetheart, Madge, afraid to let him go alone, accompanies him, attired in boy's suit and cap. The Thomas people receive reports from all their protected banks, telling of a mysterious cracksman, who, with ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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31 May 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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