A young husband has gone to drink, and, as usually follows, it wreaks havoc with his sense of honor. When the Civil War breaks out a courier is spending the night at his home, his mission ... See full summary »

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A young husband has gone to drink, and, as usually follows, it wreaks havoc with his sense of honor. When the Civil War breaks out a courier is spending the night at his home, his mission being to transfer valuable papers he carries to another courier who is to meet him at the house the next day and take them through the Union lines. This second courier was a suitor of the drunkard's wife in her sweetheart days, and her husband now plans to spoil matters for him. He therefore robs the sleeping messenger, substituting an empty envelope for the one bearing the papers; these he sells to the Northern commander, and buys more drink. Through a series of stirring incidents, the young wife learns of her husband's baseness. In endeavoring to save the situation she is captured and paroled in the custody of an officer. But the courier, who still loves her, succeeds in an astoundingly daring rescue, and brings her home. Yes, she admits she loves him, but even though her mate in life is such a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 April 1910 (USA)  »

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