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The False Faces
Description:The "Lone Wolf," a thief before World War I, crosses enemy lines in the midst of battle and finally reaches the British trenches, where Lieutenant Thackeray, formerly of Scotland Yard, commissions him to voyage to the United States with secret information. On the steamer, he encounters Karl Ekstrom, for years his bitter enemy and now a German agent, and meets Cecilia Brooke, who entrusts him with an important message. Following Ekstrom's signal to a German submarine, the ship is torpedoed, but Lone Wolf manages to swim to the U-boat and climb aboard as it emerges from the depths. Masquerading as a German, he is taken to a secret landing near Martha's Vineyard and then escapes to New York. There he defeats Ekstrom in a fight and discovers the headquarters of the German spy ring. Cecilia, who had been rescued from the sinking steamer, meets Lone Wolf, and together they deliver the secret document to the proper authorities.
Courtesy of the American Film Institute's AFI Catalog of Feature Films: www.afi.com
Keywords:EFG1914 / World War I / WWI; secret service; spies; steamboat; submarine; secret documents / Erster Weltkrieg; Geheimdienst; Spione; Dampfschiff; Unterseeboot; Geheimdokumente / World War, 1914-1918 -- United States / Germany / World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service -- Germany / Secret service / World War, 1914-1918 / Women and war / Mass media and war
Provider:Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen