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Rescued by Wireless (1914)

Short | Short, Thriller

Morgan, a missionary, and his daughter, Marie, sail from Honolulu on the government ship "Thetis," bound for Koko Island. Capt. Clifford, who is going to investigate Koko Island as a site for a military post, is also a passenger. Another ...See moreMorgan, a missionary, and his daughter, Marie, sail from Honolulu on the government ship "Thetis," bound for Koko Island. Capt. Clifford, who is going to investigate Koko Island as a site for a military post, is also a passenger. Another passenger is Bainbridge, a wireless operator, en route to the island to take charge of a wireless station. Acquaintance ripens rapidly aboard ship, and after the "Thetis" has been to sea but a few days Clifford and Bainbridge begin to vie for Marie's favor. Although Marie prefers the company of Clifford, she readily gives her friendship to Bainbridge, and before she has been on the island a month she has learned to operate the wireless instruments. Bainbridge associates with the natives and has many friends among them. One day he is overcome by headache and drinks of the intoxicating drug, awa, as a remedy. He likes the effect of the poison, and soon he has become a habituate. In the meantime Clifford has completed his investigations and sails from the island with his soldiers. His suit rejected by Marie, Bainbridge incites the natives to attack the missionaries. All become drunk on awa and the home of the missionaries is assaulted. Bainbridge abducts Marie, and the other missionaries are taken prisoners. During a moment when she is not being watched, Marie steals into the wireless station and sends a message of appeal to Capt. Clifford aboard the "Thetis." Bainbridge discovers her purpose. Surmising the contents of her message, Bainbridge has his prisoners removed to the mountains. Clifford arrives with his soldiers and a terrific battle ensues between the soldiers and the armed natives, led by Bainbridge. Clifford's command is victorious. Marie is rescued and Bainbridge pays for his perfidy with his life. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Director
Henry MacRae (as Henry McRae)
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Henry MacRae (scenario) (as Henry McRae)
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Updated Aug 8, 1914

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Aug 8, 1914 (United States)

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William Clifford
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Marie Walcamp
Marie Morgan - the Missionary's Daughter Marie Morgan - the Missionary's Daughter   See fewer
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Sherman Bainbridge
Bainbridge - the Wireless Operator Bainbridge - the Wireless Operator   See fewer
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Rex De Rosselli
Morgan - the Missionary Morgan - the Missionary   See fewer
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Val Paul
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Lule Warrenton
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