A Game of Wits (1914)

George Howard, the handsome but weak-willed secretary to the American envoy, who has assisted in the formulation of the treaty, decides to secure a copy of the treaty, and, by selling it to... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Stanley Walpole ... American Ambassador
E.P. Evers E.P. Evers ... George Howard (as Ernest Evers)
Carol Holloway ... Donna Inez
Fred Sumner Fred Sumner ... John Steele
Will E. Sheerer ... Mexican Ambassador
Edward Roseman ... Undetermined Role (as E.F. Redmond)

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George Howard, the handsome but weak-willed secretary to the American envoy, who has assisted in the formulation of the treaty, decides to secure a copy of the treaty, and, by selling it to the secret service of another power, to make a small fortune. In order to make a copy of the document Howard takes the treaty from the Government archives. Its theft is immediately discovered and Howard flees. Donna Inez, an adventuress and spy in the employ of a Central American power, learns of the theft of the treaty and of Howard's disappearance. She learns of the hiding place of the traitorous secretary and scrapes acquaintance with him. Learning where he has hidden the document she disguises herself as a scrub woman, but is surprised while attempting to make off with the treaty. Her tears prevent Howard from dealing roughly with her and later by means of the wiles of a woman of the world she makes Howard believe she is infatuated with him. Meanwhile Steele, a Government secret service man, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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Eclair American See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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