The Secret of the Submarine - Episode 10

Release Date:   7/24/1916
Distributor:   Mutual
Reels:   2
Brand:   Mutual Special Feature
Genre:   Serial Drama
Director:   George Sargent
Story Summary:

Hook Barnacle arrives on the scene and prevents Mahlin from chopping cable on which Hope was crossing the chasm. Mahlin is suddenly hurled over the cliff by Hook. Hope reaches Cleo and an affectionate reunion takes place.

Suddenly an aeroplane appears. Morton and Olga are the occupants. Hope and Cleo attempt an escape in the cable basket, but Morton, not to be foiled, opens fire at the couple. However, Hope returns fire by expert markmanship, send a shot through the gasoline tank of the aeroplane and Morton and Olga are surrounded by fire. Morton attempts to land, but looking down sees the posse of motorcycle policemen pursuing him for theft of the aeroplane. Suddenly the aircraft swerves and hits straight for the ground.

Mahlin, luckily, escapes injury by his fall and later joins Satsuma in time to see the aeroplane disappear behind a jutting rock. The aeroplane explodes, but Aviator Smith arrives on the scene quickly and is fired upon by Morton, who is uninjured, as is Olga. Smith returns the fire, but finally gets wounded and tumbles off from the motorcycle. The police dash forward, but Morton quickly climbs on the machine, and with Olga makes a race for the town.

Hope and Cleo join Hook and are examining the books, when they are suddenly attacked by Mahlin and Satsuma. Hope and Hook are injured, while Cleo flees for the hills, with the spies in pursuit. Hope and Hook recover and search the mountains in all directions for Cleo. Hope finally discovers Cleo, apparently exhausted. Hope also sees Satsuma about to kill Cleo. He shouts a warning and starts to cross a small stream to aid her. Halfway across he is caught in quicksand and is unable to extricate himself. Cleo sees Hope struggling.

Cleo, looking over the cliff, spies a long grapevine and climbing down the tough vine she reaches the end and thrusts her foot towards Hope, who instantly grasps her ankle and draws himself up. Mahlin appears at the top of the cliff, having witnessed Satsuma's discomforture, and suddenly cuts the vine - the thin thread on which hung the lives of Hope and Cleo.

- Moving Picture World, July 29, 1916

Unique Occurrences:

See Episode One for cast listing.


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