Cast & Crew
According to tradition, some metal which had fallen from a dark star, or evil planet, was fashioned into the image of Erlik, Prince of Darkness. Secret plans detailing Turkish fortifications are hidden in the image. An American missionary in Turkey, not knowing of the plans, brings the image to America. When he dies, his daughter, Rue Carew, born under the influence of the star, who as a child played with the image and copied the plans so much she had memorized the drawings, gives the plans to her friend Jim Neeland, who secretly works for the French secret service. German spies convince Rue that Jim himself is a German spy, then follow him on board a steamer to Europe where they tie up Rue and Jim and set up explosives to blow them up with the plans. Rue, a sharpshooter, shoots off the fuse of the bomb. Later, in a Paris café, she is rescued from the spies by Jim, then the spies are killed and she and Jim are united as lovers.
G. Butler Clonbough
The Dark Star was filmed at Paragon studios, Fort Lee, NJ. G. Butler Clonbough was the stage name adopted by Gustav von Seyffertitz during World War I.