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The Fatal Clues (1914) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Comedy / Drama / Short
Original Title: The Fatal Clues
Released: 1914
Video type: Movie
The police request Roy to aid them in tracking the murderer of Langham, found slain in his room at the Piermont Hotel. In looking over the scene of the crime, Roy finds an unset emerald on the floor. A peach bearing tooth-marks is also found by the criminologist. Roy's suspicion is directed toward Hawkins, a society man, who has the suite next to the murdered man's room. Searching the suspect's rooms, Roy finds a fob from which the stone is missing. The emerald fits the setting perfectly. The criminologist takes up his quarters in the murdered man's room. Hiding in the closet, he hears Hawkins stealthily enter and search for something. Later, he succeeds in securing an invitation to dinner from the society man. As they sit at the table, Hawkins reaches over and selects a peach from the fruit bowl. He bites into it. His attention is distracted and the man lays the fruit down. Roy steals the peach. Hawkins discovers the fruit has disappeared. The suspect attempts to shoot the ...
Cast overview:
Carlyle Blackwell Carlyle Blackwell - Roy Harper - a Criminologist
Louise Glaum Louise Glaum - Ethel Hawkins
Raymond Hadley Raymond Hadley - Hawkins - Ethel's Husband (as Raymond C. Hadley)

Released as a split reel along with the documentary Flood of the Dal River (1914).

Reviews: [1]

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    The basis of the plot of this offering hinges on a murder committed in a hotel. The working out of the discovery of the murder is rather interesting, but not convincing. There is some of the business in the development that loses the "grip" on the audience; in other words, it doesn't get over. The acting was much better than the directing and the scenario. The lighting and camera work is fine. It will pass muster. - The Moving Picture World, February 28, 1914