A thrilling, three-part military melodrama showing the capture and escape of a spy from a fortress which will pass with the uninstructed as Adrianople. Others will know that the city of Adrianople is on the Maritza River not on the sea, and some in one scene may catch a glimpse of a flag through the trees that is not Turkish. But we must quickly add that the characters and costumes and many other things are so skillfully chosen that they continually suggest Adrianople to us. Then the work of the leading man who takes the role of the spy, is marvelous and makes the picture truthless with the suspense of his situation, first as a spy, then as a captive and finally as a fugitive chased from pillar to post over the snowy parapets of the great fortress, he swims across a moat filled with broken ice blocks. It is a realistic picture and it could hardly have been acted and produced more realistically. A commendable feature offering, that seems a bit better than the usual film. - The Moving Picture World, December 6, 1913
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