Kinkaid, Gambler (1916)

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Gambler John Kinkaid (R.A. Calvin) is suspected of stealing $10,000 to finance his Mexican gambling casino. Lady detective Nellie Gleason (Ruth Stonehouse) heads South of the Border, hoping to get the goods on Kinkaid and to retrieve the cash. Quite taken by Nellie, Kinkaid risks arrest to visit her in her Stateside headquarters. By now, Nellie has likewise fallen in love with Kinkaid and cannot bring herself to place him in custody. Ultimately, however, Duty wins out over Passion, and Nellie tearfully sets a trap for the moonstruck Kinkaid. Evidently hoping to have their cake and eat it too, the producers tacked on a happy ending, with the heroine aiding the hero in his daring escape from prison.

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arrest, border [geographic], casino, change-of-heart, detective, gambling, God, government, heart, lady, land, love, Mexico, park, sacred