The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot ratings (Movie, 1914)
|Rank||153,047 / 179,996|
|Average rating||6.9 / 10|
The counterfeiters are shown at work in their engraving, bill-splitting and printing plants. One of the first counterfeits is placed in circulation by the daughter of one of the master counterfeiters. The bill is suspected and is sent to the Treasury in Washington, where it is proved to be a counterfeit when it peels in a pail of scalding water. Mr. Burns is called to Washington, placed on the case, and immediately goes to Philadelphia, where the counterfeit was first discovered. Mr. Burns locates men that he believes to be behind the fraud by suspicious engraving orders, and immediately calls in other Secret Service operators to assist him in shadowing. The Lancaster members of the counterfeiting gang learn that Mr. Burns is on their trail through the dishonest revenue inspector, and fire their warehouse in order to destroy the evidence. Mr. Burns, however, manages to place himself in the counterfeiting engraving plant in Philadelphia. In the raid which follows, the three engravers ...