The Drop of Blood (1913)

When Slick, a pickpocket, hears that Carmina is to marry Albert Johnson, the detective, be swears to be avenged upon him. One day Johnson is followed by Slick, who plunges a stiletto into ... See full summary »

Director:

Frederick A. Thomson (as Fred Thomson)

Writer:

Beta Breuil (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Carmina Johnson
George Cooper ... Slick - a Pickpocket
Robert Gaillard ... Albert Johnson - Carmina's Husband
Harry T. Morey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ned Finley Ned Finley ... (unconfirmed)
Richard Leslie Richard Leslie ... (unconfirmed)
Dan Mason ... (unconfirmed)
Logan Paul Logan Paul ... (unconfirmed)
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When Slick, a pickpocket, hears that Carmina is to marry Albert Johnson, the detective, be swears to be avenged upon him. One day Johnson is followed by Slick, who plunges a stiletto into his back and leaves him dead on the ground. Carmina, who feels sure that Slick is guilty, fails to prove her case in court as Slick brings forward a strong alibi. She determines to take the investigation into her own hands and goes, disguised as a maid, to work at the house where Slick boards. It is not long before she discovers that Slick has a strange fear of blood stains and that he is much worried because of a stain on a coat sleeve. Slick removes the stain by means of acid, but Carmina, who finds this out, stains his sleeve again with red ink. When Slick sees the stain he is terrified, and begins to think that he is haunted. First in one place and then in another, Carmina smears the red ink, on the table-cloth under his plate, on his towel and on other clothes. One night, Carmina pours a stream ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1913 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The application of the silent third degree
19 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

George Cooper and Julia Swayne Gorden share the honors in this absorbingly interesting drama. The theme is the application of the silent third degree to a murderer against whom the police have secured no evidence. It is the Italian widow of a detective who undertakes the capture. By the systematic placing of drops of red ink in places where the suspected man will see them, she breaks him down. It is convincing throughout. Mrs. Breuil wrote the script, and Frederick Thomson produced it. - The Moving Picture World, July 5, 1913


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