Although Georges Melies was out of the movie business by 1914, the company bearing his name was still thriving, still turning out three-reel efforts like Neath the Lion's Paw. Having stolen some secret plans, a master spy is followed by two diligent detectives, a man and a woman. The two catch up with the spy on a train, whereupon the spy turns the tables and throws the man off. No shrinking violet, the woman picks up the chase and grapples with the villain herself, only to meet the same fate as her partner. The hero and heroine, injured but still intact, are rescued by a wild animal trainer. Meanwhile, the villain finds out that his pursuers are still alive, and with several henchmen in tow, he heads to the trainer's farm to dispose of his two nemeses. To this end, the bad guys release the animals and let them loose in the trainer's house, causing plenty of consternation. But the spy and his cohorts are themselves eradicated by a malfunctioning bomb. If this film is any evidence, the woman hired to play the heroine was actually a professional lion tamer.
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