A detective hides behind a bush to catch a blackmailer.


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The scene opens in a well-equipped office, where a young girl is engaged in putting the finishing touches to a letter, which the next moment is handed to the "Blackmailer," who nods a gratified approval. The letter is a demand for $2,500 under threat of exposure to the world, of some "early indiscretion." The picture momentarily displays a telegram sent to detective headquarters, and then is shown the fireside where husband and wife are conning the fatal letter. The husband, unyielding and unbending, sends the wife from home, and then sets about to effect the capture of the blackmailer. The money demanded is deposited at the root of a tree in a big forest, and a trio of detectives conceal themselves nearby. Too clever to come himself, the real blackmailer sends an accomplice, and just as the latter is making off with the bundles of money, he is pounced upon by the officers of the law. This is one of the most dramatic situations of the whole picture. With a strength born of sheer ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Crime | Drama





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22 June 1907 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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