Cast & Crew
Angry over his stepdaughter's elopement with Henry Gaylord, a son of the town banker, Jasper Starr, the justice of the peace, starts a rumor that the Gaylord bank is insolvent, which causes panicked depositors to withdraw all of their savings. Crushed by this disastrous turn of events, Henry's father dies, and Starr takes over the bank. While reviewing the bank's files, Starr finds some forged bank notes and accuses Henry of the crime. Furious, Henry goes to Starr's home and, after the two men argue bitterly, Starr is found murdered and Henry is arrested. Although he suspects that Henry is guilty, Horace, his brother, hires Chris Tompkins, an amateur detective, to investigate. Using a pair of cufflinks that were left at the scene of the crime as his primary clue, Chris determines that the culprit is the note forger, a former bank cashier, who confesses his deed in time to prevent a fomenting mob from lynching Henry.
This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.
Although the copyright entry lists Granville Warwick (pseudonym of D. W. Griffith) as author of a novel which was the source for this film, modern sources state that Fine Arts, in order to exploit Griffith's reputation, invented and referred to imaginary novels written by Warwick. One review of this film lists Marion Clarke as the scenarist.