The Getaway (1914)

The county tax collector discovers a money shortage in the department of his office presided over by Charles Merwin, sickly old man of fifty, and his daughter, Flora. He places the matter ... See full summary »

Director:

John B. O'Brien (as Jack O'Brien)

Writer:

Will M. Ritchey (script) (as W.M. Ritchey)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ray Gallagher ... Earl Holt
Velma Whitman ... Flora Herwin
William Bertram William Bertram ... Fred Cross
Thomas Ferman Thomas Ferman
Paul Smith Paul Smith
H.G. Francis H.G. Francis
Jay Morley ... (as J. Morley)
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The county tax collector discovers a money shortage in the department of his office presided over by Charles Merwin, sickly old man of fifty, and his daughter, Flora. He places the matter before the grand jury, of which Earl Holt, a wealthy young man of thirty, is the foreman. After questioning Flora, all the members of the jury, except Holt, are in favor of indicting the girl. Holt gives a prearranged signal from the jury room window to a friend, Fred Cross, and the latter speeds away in a taxi. The Merwin home is watched by two detectives, Daniels and Glover. Daniels, noticing activity in the house, forces his way in and finds Flora and her father packing trunks. Cross arrives with the intention of aiding Flora and her father to leave. Cross attacks and overpowers the sleuth. Flora and Cross then leave in the taxi with one of the trunks and Glover gives chase. Flora and Cross leave the taxi at an alley and the machine goes on with the trunk before the detective turns the corner. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not strongly constructed
4 August 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The strongest feature of this business story is the suspense attending the chase after the girl and her father. Much of the action is rather vague, and the denouement comes in a letter, which tells of the girl's innocence. The story has swift movement, but is not strongly constructed in parts. - The Moving Picture World, May 16, 1914


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