A girl who worked in the joining room of a motion picture factory had a little brother, of whom she was very fond. He visited the plant one day, and saw from "the inside" how pictures were made. The youngster was a messenger boy, and later was summoned to the office of a broker, and given a package which he was to deliver to a rich woman up town. The woman received the package herself, opened it in his presence, but found only bits of blank paper, instead of the bonds she had expected. At first she suspected the broker, but he clearly proved that, in the presence of two witnesses, he had placed the bonds in an envelope, and carefully sealed them up. The messenger boy protested his innocence, but the woman and the broker both insisted the he be prosecuted, and the weeping child was locked in a cell. His sister pleaded with his accuser, but in vain, and for several days the case against the boy was dark. One morning while joining film the girl happened to glance with extra care at one ...
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One of the few remaining films of the early Thanhouser film studio, located in city of New Rochelle, NY, just north of NYC, operating from 1909-17. Most of Thanhouser films are lost. See more
SPOILERS. When the sister discovers the footage of the crime being committed, the insert shots showing the film are of a different angle than what is actually projected later. See more