Footage of attempts to smuggle rum, a problem facing both American and British Governments.
Item title reads - Rum running! Pathe cameraman secures unique pictures of problem now exercising British and American Governments following dramatic sinking of Schooner "I'm Alone" and capture of dauntless Captain Randell and Crew. Location unknown.
Intertitle - 'wharves in Havana stacked with liquor.'
M/S as the camera pans across the crates stacked up on the wharf.
Intertitle - 'Rum Row! Outside the 12 mile limit.'
M/S of two ships and some smaller boats sailing along together. M/S of crates of rum on the deck of one ship, the camera pans across it.
Intertitle - 'how he got his picture!'
M/S of the cameraman lying on the deck of a boat and pointing his camera through a hole in the side. M/S of crates being loaded into a smaller boat which sails off with its stock. M/S of sailors onboard another ship carrying guns, they follow the small vessel. M/S of the smugglers throwing crates overboard into the sea. M/S of sailor in silhouette watching out with his gun.