The Mystery of the Octagonal Room (1914)

Cleek and Narkom were spending a pleasant vacation on a houseboat in the Thames, when they were called to solve a curious case in the home of Squire Shadbolt. Dollops, Cleek's assistant, ... See full summary »

Director:

George Lessey

Writer:

Thomas W. Hanshew (story)
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Cast

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Ben F. Wilson ... Detective Hamilton Cleek (as Ben Wilson)
Gertrude McCoy ... Ailea Lorne
Robert Brower ... Police Superintedent Narkhom
Harry Beaumont
Duncan McRae Duncan McRae
Sally Crute
Joseph Manning Joseph Manning ... (as Joe Manning)
T. Tamamoto T. Tamamoto ... Sartoli - the Japanese Butler
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Cleek and Narkom were spending a pleasant vacation on a houseboat in the Thames, when they were called to solve a curious case in the home of Squire Shadbolt. Dollops, Cleek's assistant, ashore one day to buy supplies for the houseboat, heard that Mrs. Shadbolt had mysteriously disappeared. He at once told Cleek, and Cleek and Narkom set out for the Shadbolt home to investigate. When they arrived there, Cleek discovered the body of Maurice Ward, a solicitor and personal friend of Mrs. Shadbolt, behind one of the panels in the Octagonal Room in the Shadbolt Mansion. It was hard to tell how Shadbolt had met his death, but Cleek discovered some infinitesimal pricks in the skin of one of his hands. When, shortly afterward, he discovered Mrs. Shadbolt insensible beneath a bank of flowers in the chapel he was able to solve the mystery. Sartoli, the Shadbolts' Japanese butler, was the agent of a band of criminals engaged in stealing valuable articles from the homes of wealthy people, and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Cleek #10: The Mystery of the Octagonal Room See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Tenth episode in Edison's 'The Chronicles of Cleek' series. See more »

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Follows The Mystery of the Ladder of Light (1914) See more »

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A star cast of Edison players
19 January 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This picture play is No. 10 of the mystery of "The Chronicles of Cleek," written by Thomas W. Hanshew. in which Ben Wilson is the feature. Sally Crute and a star cast of Edison players ably support him, directed by George A. Lessey. The news comes to Cleek while on a fishing expedition that the Squire's wife on the near shore has disappeared. When Cleek arrives at the house he finds that the Squire is a collector of valuable marbles and he also finds that many of them have been replaced by imitations. Cleek makes an investigation and discovers that a Japanese butler is the cause of all the trouble. The discovery of Mrs. Shadtolt is interesting. A good offering. - The Moving Picture World, September 12, 1914


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