The Deadly Spark (1915)

John Peters' daughter, Jane, marries Edward Marsden against her father's wishes. Marsden turns out to be a scoundrel and a card sharp, and after she discovers his dishonesty, Jane refuses ... See full summary »

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Scott Sidney
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Cast

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Mr. Butler Mr. Butler ... Ralph Miller
Edward Brennan Edward Brennan ... Edward Marsden
J. Barney Sherry ... John Peters
Clara Williams ... Jane (as Miss Williams)
Lewis Durham Lewis Durham
Harry Keenan Harry Keenan
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John Peters' daughter, Jane, marries Edward Marsden against her father's wishes. Marsden turns out to be a scoundrel and a card sharp, and after she discovers his dishonesty, Jane refuses to be his tool. Destitute. Marsden plots to rob Peters' safe, and Jane, overhearing the scheme, warns her father in an anonymous letter. Peters conceives the idea of having the safe fitted with electric wires in such a way that a burglar, placing his hand on the knob, will be electrocuted. The plan is put through, and Peters notifies the police, who arrive and lie in wait for the crook. Meanwhile. Marsden, in an attempt to decoy his father-in-law from the house, sends him word that his daughter is seriously ill. Peters, however, sends to Jane. Ralph Miller, a business associate, who he had hoped his daughter would marry. When Marsden enters the library and touches the safe, instantly the electric shock kills him. Jane returns home with Miller, and a reconciliation is affected. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1915 (USA) See more »

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Kay-Bee Pictures See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Somewhat obvious in plot
25 June 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel story of a girl who elopes with a society man who turns out to be a notorious card sharp. The card game is well staged and the photography very good. The later scenes become more conventional, picturing the scheme to rob her father's safe, and the placing of live wires near it. Though somewhat obvious in plot the closing scenes are dramatic and well presented. - The Moving Picture World, January 2, 1915


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