The Mystery of the Silver Snare (1914)

When Superintendent Narkom called Cleek on the telephone and told him that he had an interesting case for him, Cleek was somewhat loath to accept it. The afternoon editions of the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Lessey

Writers:

Thomas W. Hanshew (story), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben F. Wilson ... Detective Hamilton Cleek (as Ben Wilson)
Gertrude McCoy ... Ailea Lorne
Robert Brower ... Police Superintendent Narkhom
Harry Beaumont
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton
May Abbey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Boulden
Gertrude Braun Gertrude Braun
Nellie Grant
Harry Linson Harry Linson
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Storyline

When Superintendent Narkom called Cleek on the telephone and told him that he had an interesting case for him, Cleek was somewhat loath to accept it. The afternoon editions of the newspapers had some weighty news about Mauravania, and Cleek was much interested in Mauravanian affairs. However, a case was always a case, so Cleek set out for the address given him. Before starting, he put on the disguise of an old man. M. de Louvisan, the man who desired to engage Cleek's services, had a strange story to tell. A mysterious terror hung over his house. A strange shadow-like form would periodically appear at his bedside, and call the name of one of his children. Shortly afterwards, the child would be found dead in bed with a silver cord tightly wound about his neck. Four of his six children had already perished, and now a fifth was threatened. A curious expression flitted across Cleek's face as de Louvisan was telling his story. At the end, he questioned the bereaved father rather sharply. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Mystery | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Cleek #6: The Mystery of the Silver Snare See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sixth episode in Edison's 'The Chronicles of Cleek' series. See more »

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Follows The Mystery of the Dover Express (1913) See more »

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One of the best as yet produced
4 August 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The sixth of the series in the Chronicles of Cleek and one of the best as yet produced. The cast is made up of Ben Wilson, May Abbey, Robert Bower, Gertrude McCoy, etc., the leading Edison players. The plot is interesting and the picture has been carefully directed. All in all, it is a fine production. - The Moving Picture World, May 16, 1914


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