The Eagle's Eye

The Eagle's Eye is a 1918 American serial film consisting of 20 episodes that dramatizes German espionage in the United States during World War I.[1][2] It features King Baggot in the lead role as the daring espionage agent. Among the events depicted are the sending of the Zimmermann Telegram, Franz von Rintelen's attempts to sabotage cargo loading in San Francisco Harbor, and the capture of the German espionage plans. It was directed by George Lessey, Wellington A. Playter, Leopold Wharton, and Theodore Wharton, and produced by the Whartons Studio. The serial is now considered lost.[3] Because this serial was a commercial failure, it was the last one made by Whartons due to the studio being forced to declare bankruptcy.

The Eagle's Eye
Directed byGeorge Lessey
Wellington A. Playter
Leopold Wharton
Theodore Wharton
Written byCourtney Ryley Cooper (scenario)
William S. Flynn
StarringKing Baggot
Marguerite Snow
William Bailey
CinematographyLevi Bacon
John K. Holbrook
Ray June
The Whartons Studio
Distributed byFoursquare Pictures
Release date
  • March 27, 1918 (1918-03-27)
Running time
20 2 reel episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • King Baggot as Harrison Grant
  • Marguerite Snow as Dixie Mason
  • William Bailey as Heinrich von Lertz
  • Florence Short as Madame Augusta Stephan
  • Bertram Marburgh as Count Johann von Bernstorff
  • Paul Everton as Captain Franz von Papen
  • John P. Wade as Captain Karl Boy-Ed
  • Fred C. Jones as Dr. Heinrich Albert
  • Wellington A. Playter as Franz von Rintelen
  • Louise Hotaling
  • Louis C. Bement as Uncle Sam
  • Allan Murnane
  • F.W. Stewart
  • Robin H. Townley
  • Bessie Wharton as Mrs. Blank

Chapter titles

  1. Hidden Death
  2. The Naval Ball Conspiracy
  3. The Plot Against the Fleet
  4. Von Rintelen, the Destroyer
  5. The Strike Breeders
  6. The Plot Against Organized Labor
  7. Brown Port Folio
  8. The Kaiser's Death Messenger
  9. The Munitions Campaign
  10. The Invasion of Canada
  11. The Burning of Hopewell
  12. The Canal Conspirators
  13. The Reign of Terror
  14. The Infantile Paralysis Epidemic
  15. The Campaign Against Cotton
  16. The Raid of the U-53
  17. Germany's U-Base in America
  18. The Great Hindu Conspiracy
  19. The Menace of the I.W.W.
  20. The Great Decision


  1. "The Eagle's Eye / Featuring King Baggot".
  2. Tucker, Spencer C. (October 28, 2014). World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes]: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection. ABC-CLIO. p. 562. ISBN 9781851099658. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  3. "The Eagle's Eye".

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