The Baited Trap (1914)

Dennis McShane is driven by poverty to leave his home in old Ireland and seek his fortune in the "land of the free." He leaves behind his father, mother, and sweetheart, Nora. With a heart ... See full summary »

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Monte M. Katterjohn (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
King Baggot ... Dennis
Arline Pretty ... Norah
Frank Smith ... Black Louie
Howard Crampton ... Craven
John Bowers ... Blondie
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Raoul Walsh ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)

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Dennis McShane is driven by poverty to leave his home in old Ireland and seek his fortune in the "land of the free." He leaves behind his father, mother, and sweetheart, Nora. With a heart full of hope, and very little else, he arrives in New York. The first day of his arrival, while walking uptown from the dock, he sees a sign in a saloon, "Porter Wanted." He asks for and is given the job, little knowing that the boss of the place is a notorious character, named Black Louie, a keeper of several dens of vice. His henchmen, Lefty Logan, and Blondy, have informed him that through a raid on one of his places, the inmates have been depleted, and that he must have new ones. Louis is at his wits' end when he chances to see a photograph of Nora, that Denny had pinned on the wall of the storeroom. Learning that it is his sweetheart, and that he will send for her as soon as he has saved enough, Louie plants some money where Denny will find it. When Denny returns the money to the bartender, he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Thriller

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A convincing picture
30 September 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A convincing picture of the manner in which white slave gangs work, written by Monte M. Katterjohn. King Baggott and Arline Pretty play the parts of Dennis and his sweetheart, Norah. At a crucial moment in the story some novel scenes are introduced showing the manner in which, films are developed, dried and assembled. Then the interesting climax is shown. A strong story with a pleasing novelty feature. - The Moving Picture World, June 27, 1914


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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