aka The Bomb Throwers A rash of films about radicals came out in the mid-1910s, but this one had the fortune to come out just weeks before a well-publicized attempt to blow up St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Pathe, the releasing studio saw the potential to cash in on this, and kept the drama in circulation far longer than it would have otherwise run. When "Red Mike" Davis is jailed, his followers are determined to get the district attorney, Lawrence. They note the close relationship between Tony, a modest organ grinder (Edwin August), and Lawrence, and they try to find a way to get Tony on their side. The "Reds" have their chance when the DA and his wife try to help Tony's sick wife, Marea. In spite of their aid, Marea dies and they convince Tony that Lawrence poisoned her. Tony is given the task of planting a bomb in Lawrence's basement, but just after he has finished, he sees the DA's wife taking his own little girl into the house. Frantically he dashes in, grabs the bomb and tosses it out the window -- which blows up in the middle of the "Reds," who have been watching nearby. Tony admits all to the DA and is forgiven.
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