Hathaway reads that a valuable necklace has been delivered to Mrs. Darrow, a wealthy woman, who is an invalid. Susie Leslie, the fiancée of Mrs. Darrow's son, Will, is visiting her. Susie ... See full summary »
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Hathaway reads that a valuable necklace has been delivered to Mrs. Darrow, a wealthy woman, who is an invalid. Susie Leslie, the fiancée of Mrs. Darrow's son, Will, is visiting her. Susie has a dog which is the especial friend of Will. The butler and the maid at the Darrow home decide to steal the necklace in a bold manner. Hathaway also resolves to become the possessor of the bauble and he strolls out to the house of the invalid in a nonchalant manner. Mrs. Darrow is wheeled into her room and examines the necklace. Susie is with her and is somewhat apprehensive. The butler binds the maid in a chair just outside the room to make the robbery look genuine and to divert suspicion from himself and, masked, he makes an onslaught on the door. The women are terrified, but the door is locked and does not yield. In the meantime, Susie ties a note to the collar of the dog and bids him to go to Will, her lover. He reaches the young man just as he is about to board a train at the station. Darrow ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 December 1911 (USA)  »

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The society Raffles is an interesting factor
3 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The story of a dog which summoned help when an attempt was made to burglarize a house, with the help of the butler and the maid. The society Raffles is an interesting factor. Deciding to steal the diamonds himself he finds others ahead of him. He holds them at bay until help, summoned by the dog, arrives, and in explanation of his presence declares he was passing, heard the noise and entered. The anomaly presented by this character gives a subtle distinction to the film which makes it the more notable. The invalid and the young man's fiancée perform their parts well, but they are subordinate. The film contains many exhilarating thrills. - The Moving Picture World, December 16, 1911


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