Beloved Blackmailer (1918)

  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

In this comedy-drama, Carlyle Blackwell plays Bobby Briggs, a mama's boy and hypochondriac. Bobby finally becomes so disgusted with himself that he pays Spike Brogan (Jack Drumier), his former college coach, to kidnap him and take him to his health farm. Bobby's fiancee Corinne Norris also wants to see him become a real man and has approached Spike for the same reason. Plus, she has another agenda: her father (Charles Dungan) and Bobby's father (W.T. Carleton) are bitter enemies and she wants their rivalry to stop. So, when Bobby disappears, she writes Mr. Briggs anonymous letters telling him to buy stock in a certain railroad if he wants to see his son alive. Briggs does so, and he saves the business of Corinne's father. Corinne gets herself in a fix with Wesley Martin (Rex Macdougal), a man who pretends to be her friend. But Bobby, who's been made over by his time at the camp, comes to the rescue. Bobby and Corinne's fathers end their feud when their children get married.