The plot of a daring band of dynamiters is revealed through the aid of a Dictaphone.


Lois Weber


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Cast overview:
Phillips Smalley ... Detective Lyons
Douglas Gerrard Douglas Gerrard ... Mack - the Dynamiter
Sam Kaufman Sam Kaufman ... Dynamiter's Tool
Frank Rice ... Dynamiter's Tool
Lois Weber ... First Daughter
Grace Carlyle Grace Carlyle ... Second Daughter


The services of Detective Lyons are engaged by a prominent railroad to stop, if possible, the dynamiting outrages that have followed unfair demands, resulting in destroying several of the company's bridges. During the interview between the president and Lyons, a note comes mysteriously to their presence, warning the Company to come to immediate terms or expect further disaster. Manifesting their sincerity of purpose by stating that the round house will be blown up at twelve o'clock. Lyons glances hurriedly at his watch, which registers twelve. A moment later the explosion is heard and the round house is seen in ruins. They hurriedly enter an auto and are driven to the scene of the calamity, where Lyons carefully examines the structure of a remnant from the infernal machine. Mack, the dynamiter, is seen to enter his room and tell his companion tool of his success. A later notice, received in a mysterious way, demands that the president's wife use her influence with her husband on ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 August 1913 (USA) See more »

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This story moves briskly
6 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An exciting, well constructed drama in one reel, written by Lois Weber. Phillips Smalley enacts the role of the detective. A dictagraph is used to overhear the plans of some dynamiters, who intend blowing up a railroad bridge when the railroad president and his family are crossing it in a train. A racing auto is employed to make a sensational run to head off the train, which is done successfully. While not very probable in certain respects this story moves briskly and arouses much enthusiasm. A good release. - The Moving Picture World, July 26, 1913

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