Rounding Up the Counterfeiters (1913)

Tom Young is sent on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters. He knows that a man named Miller is the leader of the criminals, but Miller makes no move which will implicate himself or ... See full summary »

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Kenean Buel
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Harry F. Millarde ... Tom Young - a Federal Detective
Miriam Cooper ... Alice - Tom's Sweetheart
Robert Walker ... Martin - Tom's Assistant (as Bob Walker)
James B. Ross ... Miller - the Head of the Gang
Dexter McReynolds Dexter McReynolds ... Wallace - Miller's Accomplice (as Dexter Reynolds)
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Tom Young is sent on the trail of a gang of counterfeiters. He knows that a man named Miller is the leader of the criminals, but Miller makes no move which will implicate himself or accomplices. Miller has a clever scheme through which he keeps in touch with his gang. He writes a note on thin tissue paper and places it in his hat band. At a lunch room, which he visits every day, he exchanges hats with a confederate without communicating with the latter. It happens that Tom's sweetheart, Alice, is cashier at the restaurant and notices the peculiar exchange of hats. She informs Tom of the affair when he drops in to see her. One day the young detective follows Miller after the leader has received a message, but the crook swallows the little paper. Not to be discouraged; Tom hits upon a plan. With the assistance of the restaurant proprietor he cuts out a small portion of the wall, near the rack on which the hats are always hung. While Miller and the accomplice are lunching Tom extracts ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Not strong, but quite entertaining
6 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The character of the detective work in this number is perhaps open to question; some of it is so open and aboveboard as to be almost ridiculous. Yet the observer follows with no little interest the developments of the story and rejoices when the young detective rounds up the makers of "queer" money. Incidentally he is in love with the cashier in the restaurant and, of course, weds her. Not strong, but quite entertaining. - The Moving Picture World, July 26, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1913 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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