Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Come Across was based on The Stolen Lady, a short story by William Dudley Pelley. Debutante Lina Basquette, believing that handsome Reed Howes is a crook, is irresistibly attracted to the handsome rogue. Actually, Howes is no criminal but merely a playwright who is frequenting underworld hangouts to gather research for his next play. Both hero and heroine get plenty of first-hand experience in the ways of the Mob when they fall into the clutches of the film's villains. Flora Finch, who two decades earlier had co-starred with John Bunny in a series of popular domestic comedies, plays a minor role in Come Across. The film was released as a silent, save for a six-minute dialogue sequence at the conclusion of the story.
bad-guy, love, playwright, research, society, underworld, woman