The Reckoning Day (1918)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film, Thriller, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |  
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Since Jane Whiting (Belle Bennett) has shown that she has both brains and street smarts, her boss at the DA's office assigns her the task of nabbing a group of German spies who are running a supposedly charitable organization. The money they get is being handed over to the Kaiser's government, and while the DA's office is well aware of this, they need final proof. Complications arise when Jane's weak-willed fiancee Frank Wheeler (Tom Buckingham) becomes enamored with Lola Schram (Lenore Fair), who is involved with the spies. Frederick Kube (Jack Richardson), the head spy, also loves Lola and is annoyed by Frank's presence. Lola finally admits her involvement with the fake organization to Frank and is shot for this, right in front of Frank. Through the machinations of the Germans, Frank is accused of her murder. But all along, Jane has been working on the case, and the spies are captured, while Frank is exonerated of the crime. Rather improbably, she forgives Frank's straying and sticks with him.

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war, agent [representative], assignment, charity, enemy, expose [revelation], gangster, Germany, lawyer, love, mother, name-clearing, ring [jewelry], son