Closing Net (1915)

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Pathe's The Closing Net was based on Henry C. Rowlin's serialized magazine story, which originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. Howard Estabrook was starred as an international criminal, known only as "The Tide Water Clam." After escaping the consequences of his latest caper, the protagonist heads to Paris, where he quickly links up with a pair of low-lifes named Leontine and Chu-Chu. The three reprobates plot yet another master crime, which quickly unravels when The Clam and Chu-Chu have a falling out over Leontine's affections. At the end, The Tide Water Clam miraculously escapes prosecution when it turns out that he's the long-lost brother of his intended victim!