The Man Who Won (1919)

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Harry Morey, a longtime star with Vitagraph, had just renewed his contract with the company around the time he made this action picture. Christopher Keene (Morey) has discovered a platinum mine in Russia, and, with the help of five Malays, is bringing a shipment to the U.S. government. But when he lands on the Oregon coast, the Malays mutiny and he is forced to shoot them down. The scene is witnessed by Barbara Le Moyne (Betty Blythe), and when Keene is wounded, she goes to his rescue. But when she briefly leaves, he staggers to his boat and pushes off. He is found five days later, on the beach, with a very hazy memory. All he can really remember is that a woman was involved, and in the search for her he meets Henry Longfield (Maurice Costello), who happens to be after the platinum himself -- but for the Germans. He's presenting himself as a secret service man to hide his true purpose. Longfield, it turns out, is engaged to Barbara and he turns her against Keene by asserting that he is up to no good. But she manages to help Keene remember the events on the Oregon coast, and he defeats Longfield, whose association with the enemy is revealed.