An old man has an ingenious plan to circumvent the customs officials and for a time it works like a charm. Officers and sailors on various transatlantic liners, who are in the gang, are ... See full summary »
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William Garwood ... The Smuggler
Florence La Badie ... The Smuggler's Ward
Harry Benham ... The Secret Service Man
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An old man has an ingenious plan to circumvent the customs officials and for a time it works like a charm. Officers and sailors on various transatlantic liners, who are in the gang, are given in Europe rare gems and laces, which they are to bring to America. The ordinary methods of smuggling by members of the crews being well guarded against, the men do not dare to bring the valuables into port with them. But they encase them in lifebelts, and on nearing the coast near Fire Island they keep a close watch out for the racing yacht which the old man owns. The rest is easy. The life-belt is slipped overboard, the men on the boat pic it up and land at their little village, from where the jewels are taken to the city. The old man has two nieces, who are orphans, and dependent upon him. He decides that the elder girl shall take part in the crime, hoping that if anything goes wrong, she may be the one to suffer, rather than he. And although the girl did not like the task, the fact that ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short

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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 July 1911 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Many of the scenes are very pretty
23 March 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This is an unconvincing romantic picture, which in spite of certain drawbacks when considered as a picture of human possibilities, is interesting and quite pleasing. It is very well acted and in this is its greatest charm. Perhaps not everyone would see at once that the district attorney would not be interested in such a smuggling case, or indeed in any smuggling case; that is the care of the collector of the port. Its worst fault is that the picture of the ward's being compelled to help her guardian smuggle the gems in doesn't convince us as a picture of American life today. It is, however, not impossible as shown. Many of the scenes are very pretty. - The Moving Picture World, August 5, 1911


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