The Fate of Number One

The Fate of Number One

Director: J.P. McGowan

Year: 1915

Plot: Their demand for money having gone unheeded, Garibaldi and his gang wreck Number One. Howard, who attempts to interfere, is battered into insensibility. The criminals then place a note in the man's pocket warning the railroad officials to heed their demands in the future. A second demand for money causes the officials to plant a decoy package in the spot indicated. Garibaldi, however, spies the detectives lying in hiding and avoids the trap. In revenge the man sets about to wreck another train. This consists of opening the switch leading to a siding on which a number of boxcars are standing. A trackwalker discovers the open switch, however, and closes it. This done, the man rushes to the station for the purpose of having Helen wire a warning of the gang's activities to headquarters. Garibaldi and his band, however, appear upon the scene and compel Helen to wire "All O.K." instead. The criminals, after binding the trackwalker, leave their chief to guard Helen while they go to open the switch a second time. Helen cleverly catches the scoundrel off his guard and engages him in a struggle. Garibaldi's revolver is accidentally discharged and stuns the man. After freeing the trackwalker, Helen hastens to flag the flyer. The engineer, failing to observe "her signals, Helen daringly leaps aboard the train and warns him just in time. Garibaldi's crew discover their leader's predicament. They overpower the guard. Detectives in the vicinity learn of what is taking place and rush to give the criminals battle. The Black-handers are overpowered after a sensational fight and placed under arrest.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: The Fate of Number One
Director: J.P. McGowan
Type: movie
Year: 1915
Genres: Short, Thriller
Cast: M.J. Murchison , Helen Holmes , Edward Roberts , George A. Williams
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 31 Jul 1915 (USA)
Akas: The Hazards of Helen (#38): The Fate of Number One (United States)
Production Companies: Kalem Company
Distributors: General Film Company