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A company detective goes undercover to expose a gang that uses inside information to rob gold shipments.
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original title: By the Sun's Rays
keywords: mirror, bandit, outlawgang, informant, attemptedrape, insidejob, holdup, boss'daughter, undercoverdetective, robbery, posse, goldmine
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Bandits capture a gold shipment from the Colorado mines. Where did they get the information that the shipment was to be made? A detective is sent from the company's Chicago office to aid John Davis, mine superintendent, in finding the criminals. Under their very noses another shipment is stolen. Frank Lawlor, clerk in the office, loves Davis' daughter, Dora. The girl feels a strange repugnance for the man. When the detective Murdock arrives, her woman's heart awakens. Lawler is angry, but conceals his feelings. Another shipment is to be made. Murdock gathers a posse and sends them out. He is starting himself for their hiding place when Dora comes along on her horse. Love drives out other thoughts for a few moments, when a sudden flash of sunlight strikes their faces. Murdock is startled. Taking his field-glasses he sees Lawler on a distant hill, flashing a signal with a mirror to someone below. The treacherous clerk returns to the office. Murdock, leading the posse, captures the accomplices. Dora is holding Lawlor at the office by pretending to accept his hated love making when the posse returns. Seeing the game is up, Lawlor attempts to escape, is shot and his body brought back. Dora and Murdock acknowledge their love as the picture fades.
Frank Lawler, a clerk for a mining company, colludes with a bandit gang about the timing of gold shipments with a mirror signal system and has designs on Doris Davis, the daughter of the local branch manager. The company's main office dispatches their top detective John Murdock, who goes undercover to expose the scheme and rescue the Doris from the unwanted advances of the dastardly Lawler.
The version popularly on the go here is a little under ten minutes long, nitrate decomposed and light. I am told it is from the only surviving print. The film is unremarkable and if you have it on semi official VHS there are probably continuity errors (e.g. the law chase the outlaw signalling to his accomplices with the mirror BEFORE they spot the sun's rays bouncing out of the woods)- also check the numbering on the titles which are out of sequence. What does make it a milestone? The 1914 pairing of Lon Chaney and Tod Browning.
Bandits, assisted by clerk Lon Chaney (as Frank Lawler), are stealing gold from the "Deep River Mining Co." Mining superintendent Seymour Hastings (as John Davis) writes Chicago detective Murdock MacQuarrie (as John Murdock) for help; he arrives to capture the bandits, and hooks up with the superintendent's lovely daughter Agnes Vernon (as Dora Davis), who has also caught Mr. Chaney's eye