The Invisible Foe (1913)

Mary and Billy are sweethearts. Mr. Stanley, the girl's father, suspects the boy of being a victim of the drug habit. Billy, in an attempt to master his craving, abstains from the drug. He ... See full summary »

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George Melford
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Carlyle Blackwell ... Billy Waters - an Architect
Louise Glaum ... Mary Stanley - Billy's Sweetheart
Raymond Hadley Raymond Hadley ... Mr. Stanley - Mary's Father (as R.C. Hadley)
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Mary and Billy are sweethearts. Mr. Stanley, the girl's father, suspects the boy of being a victim of the drug habit. Billy, in an attempt to master his craving, abstains from the drug. He is invited to dinner at his sweetheart's home. Stanley notices the boy's nervousness. He resolves to call upon him at his office and learn the truth. The next day, Billy's desire for the drug becomes so intense that the moment his employees leave the office, he brings out his hypodermic. Stanley and Mary arrive in time to see Billy about to take the drug. They discover his terrible habit. Mary's love for Billy is so great that she resolves to help him win his fight. The boy is taken home. Mary and her father promise to call to see him that night. Several hours later, Billy's desire for the drug is so great that he struggles desperately with his servant in an effort to get at the box lying on his dresser. Stanley and his daughter arrive and help subdue the boy. Mary pleads with Billy and once again ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Handicapped by an unpleasant theme
17 February 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This film story is handicapped by an unpleasant theme, the hero being addicted to use of the hypodermic needle. Both the girl and her father unite to aid him in throwing off this terrible habit, which he succeeds in doing. The close of the story, which handles its disagreeable subject as delicately as possible, is a happy one. - The Moving Picture World, December 27, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

13 December 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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