An Affair for the Police (1914)

While preparing for her wedding, Yvonne Whelen engages the services of Al Shannon, a private detective, to guard her wedding presents. Her sister, Mrs. Van Austin, thinks it an indirect ... See full summary »

Director:

William Humphrey

Writer:

Jane Lennox (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leo Delaney ... Al Shannon
Leah Baird ... Yvonne Whelan
Louise Beaudet ... Mrs. Van Austin
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Miss Scott - Shannon's Assistant
Arthur Kline Arthur Kline
J. Herbert Frank J. Herbert Frank
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While preparing for her wedding, Yvonne Whelen engages the services of Al Shannon, a private detective, to guard her wedding presents. Her sister, Mrs. Van Austin, thinks it an indirect insult to the guests, but Yvonne is determined to have the protection. After the ceremony, to everyone's surprise and consternation, an almost priceless necklace disappears. For a while all is confusion, then the guests are searched without result, and everyone is more puzzled than ever. Next day, upon suggestions of Miss Scott, Shannon's female assistant, an "at home" dinner is planned. A double plot is laid to trap the guilty one. Miss Scott places a valuable scarf pin and a pendant on a dresser in such a way that the thief will leave a clue to his or her identity. She then disguises herself as a maid while Shannon makes up as butler. At dinner, they get a clue which leads to the home of the Van Austins, where, no one being home but the maid, the two detectives steal upstairs and the pin and locket ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A complete surprise
4 July 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A special feature in two parts. A very clever comedy which furnishes a complete surprise at the finale. It is finely played by Leah Baird in the lead, supported by Louise Beaudet, Leo Delaney. Arthur Kline, J. Herbert Frank and Julia Swayne Gordon. It is a splendidly produced picture by William Humphrey. Jane Lennox is the author. - The Moving Picture World, January 9, 1915


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