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Trapped (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

Nell, a thief and girl of the slums, resolves to lead a better life. The girl breaks away from Brent, a crook who has been her companion, and secures a position in a millinery store. Brent meets Nell on the street shortly afterward. He ...See moreNell, a thief and girl of the slums, resolves to lead a better life. The girl breaks away from Brent, a crook who has been her companion, and secures a position in a millinery store. Brent meets Nell on the street shortly afterward. He attempts to bully the girl hack to her old life. Nell, in a frantic effort to escape, dashes across the street. An automobile knocks her down and injures her so seriously that she is taken to the hospital. Lane, a young surgeon who is attending Nell, falls in love with the girl. Because of her past Nell refuses to marry him. Later, however, she reads that Brent has been sent to prison for a long term of years. Feeling sure that Lane will never learn of her former life, Nell finally agrees to be the surgeon's wife. Shortly after her marriage, the girl learns that Brent has escaped and is at large. That night, she hears burglars in the house. Terror-stricken, Nell, who is alone, is about to phone for the police when one of the burglars enters and holds her up. To her consternation, she faces Brent. The crook leers at her in triumph. He brutally jeers at her and compels Nell to give him money. Brent leaves, but promises to call as soon as his pockets are empty. Lane returns home just as the thieves are leaving and is knocked unconscious. The police are notified and take up the trail. Shortly afterward, Brent, who needs money, follows Nell to the country where she and her husband have gone for the week-end. Bud, a second-story man, is with Brent. The thieves learn that they are being followed. Holding up an automobile, they compel the chauffeur to speed up his machine. Nell and Lane are among the occupants of the car. The detectives take up the pursuit in another car. Bud is captured, but Brent escapes by boarding a speeding freight train. The crook hides himself in the water tank of the tender. Shortly afterward the train stops for water. Caught in the tank, Brent is drowned like a rat in a trap. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Jan 19, 1914 (United States)

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Marin Sais
Nell - a Girl of the Slums Nell - a Girl of the Slums   See fewer
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Lawrence Peyton
Bob Lane - a Young Surgeon Bob Lane - a Young Surgeon   See fewer
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Paul Hurst
Dan Brent - a Crook Dan Brent - a Crook   See fewer
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