Gaumont's The Great Scoop was released as a companion feature for the company's The Legend of Daphne. Fired for insubordination by his newspaper-editor boss, a brash copy boy is forced to seek out new employment so he can support his ailing mother. While mulling over his troubles in a restaurant, the boy overhears two crooks plotting to rob a wealthy banker. He rushes off to alert the editor, who joins forces with the boy in hopes of catching the crooks in the act. Alas, the "good guys" are arrested instead of the "bad guys," but there's still plenty of time for the boy to rout the villains and emerge a hero. It is possible that The Great Scoop was inspired by Richard Harding Davis' Gallegher stories.
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