The Mystery of the Man Who Slept (1915)

Fearing an epidemic of typhoid among the workmen, the foreman suggests that they be vaccinated. The boss assents, and as the foreman recommends a specialist of his acquaintance the work of ... See full summary »

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Ben F. Wilson (as Ben Wilson)
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Ben F. Wilson ... Detective Xavier Queer (as Ben Wilson)
Dorothy Phillips ... Helen Brakemere
Joseph W. Girard ... Allan K. Brakemere
Curtis Benton Curtis Benton ... Jack Christie
Hal De Forest Hal De Forest ... Roland Andrews (as Hal De Forrest)
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Fearing an epidemic of typhoid among the workmen, the foreman suggests that they be vaccinated. The boss assents, and as the foreman recommends a specialist of his acquaintance the work of putting the affair through is turned over to him. The engineer, Christie, is persuaded by Andrews to have himself vaccinated. He does so and is taken mysteriously ill immediately afterward. A doctor who is called in says there are signs of foul play. Queer is called in to take the case up. Christie, meanwhile, is succumbing to what appears to be sleeping sickness. Queer finds out from Andrews what doctor did the vaccinating. He calls but finds the doctor out. Without waiting for permission, Queer enters the house by the basement and finds in the doctor's laboratory serum for sleeping sickness and anti-toxin for it. Queer takes the anti-toxin and hurries out to administer it to Christie. While Queer is thus engaged Andrews calls to inquire after his boss. Queer becomes suspicious and follows Andrews.... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1915 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Something rather new
21 September 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Something rather new in the line of mystery photoplays. Ben Wilson appears as an expert criminologist, who unravels the mystery of the sleeping workman. The crime is traced to the foreman of the works, who poses as a doctor and administers a drug to delay the construction work. This is well presented and holds the attention closely. - The Moving Picture World, February 27, 1915


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