Cast & Crew
Travers Gladwin, a millionaire art collector, returns to the United States, and on the evening of his arrival, meets his best friend, Whitney Barnes, at his mansion. Unknown to Travers, art thief Al Wilson has assumed his identity and plans to rob the Gladwin estate, and then elope with impressionable Helen Burton. Helen comes to the mansion with her friend Sadie Small, and assuming Travers and Whitney to be friends of her sweetheart, confides her plans to them. Because he realizes Helen's innocence, Travers does not enlighten her but plans to trap the imposter. Travers borrows the police uniform of Officer 666 and waits for Wilson. As he cuts paintings from their frames, Wilson is confronted by Officer 666 whom he tries to persuade of his identity as the owner of the estate. Soon, however, Whitney, Helen's aunt, Sadie, and the police arrive. Wilson convinces the police that he is indeed Travers and manages to escape in Officer 666's uniform, but eventually the misunderstandings are all resolved, and the real Travers declares his love for Helen.
This was George Kleine's first American made feature. The production was made by special arrangement with George M. Cohan and Sam Harris, producers of the original Broadway play, which starred most of the actors in the film except Howard Estabrook. MacHugh's play was filmed again in Australia in 1916, with Fred Niblo starring, and by Goldwyn in 1920 (see below).