The Port of Doom (1913)

Detective Kate Kirby discovers that a ship captain has been sent on a doomed voyage by his rival for the affections of the shipowner's daughter.


J. Searle Dawley


J. Searle Dawley (story)




Cast overview:
Laura Sawyer ... Kate Kirby
House Peters ... Kate's Father
David Wall David Wall ... Fuller (as Dave Wall)
Peter Lang ... Fornton
Hattie Forsythe Hattie Forsythe ... Vera Fornton
Hal Clarendon Hal Clarendon ... Capt. Giles
Henrietta Goodman Henrietta Goodman ... Fuller's Wife


Fornton, a wealthy ship owner, tries to arrange a match between his secretary. Fuller, and Vera, his daughter, who, however, loves the first officer of one of her father's vessels, Giles. This ship arrives in port with its captain ill, who forwards a letter to Fornton by Giles advising his employer to place the bearer in charge of the ship during his illness. He also writes on a separate note the fact that the ship is in bad condition, with danger of wreck and loss of life unless it is at once repaired. Fuller receives the letter, and, eager to collect the insurance on the damaged vessel which through his marriage with the owner's daughter he will eventually obtain, he orders the ship out at once, with the first officer in command. The ship leaves, and the next morning Vera is found to be missing. The most thorough search fails to give any clue to her whereabouts, and in despair Fornton and Fuller call on Kate Kirby to place the case in her hands. In reaching into his pocket for a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 November 1913 (USA) See more »

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