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The Master Key (1914)

Episode 1: "Gold Madness" Two mining prospectors. James Gallon and his partner, Wilkerson, in a temporary camp, have been searching for gold. Gallon has made a lucky strike and has tried to... See full synopsis »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Robert Z. Leonard (screenplay), John Fleming Wilson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Z. Leonard ... John Dore
Ella Hall ... Ruth Gallon
Harry Carter ... Harry Wilkerson
Jean Hathaway ... Jean Darnell
Alfred Hickman ... Charles Everett
Wilbur Higby Wilbur Higby ... Tom Gallon
Charles Manley Charles Manley ... Tom Kane
Jack Holt ... Donald Faversham
Jim Corey ... Wah Sing
Allan Forrest ... George Crane (as Alan Forrest)
Mack V. Wright Mack V. Wright
Rupert Julian
Cleo Madison
Edward A. Mills Edward A. Mills
James Robert Chandler ... (as Robert Chandler)

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Episode 1: "Gold Madness" Two mining prospectors. James Gallon and his partner, Wilkerson, in a temporary camp, have been searching for gold. Gallon has made a lucky strike and has tried to conceal the fact from Wilkerson, who already suspects his partner is not giving him a square deal. The partners are sitting around the campfire one evening when suddenly Wilkerson becomes thirsty. After taking innumerable drinks of water, he falls asleep. Gallon walks off some distance from the sleeper and starts drawing the plans of his great find, but every now and again he furtively turns his eyes in the direction of Wilkerson, fearing he may awaken and discover his secret. Wilkerson awakens, observes Gallon and wonders what he is doing. Quietly he crawls on his hands and knees until he can peer over Gallon's shoulder; and in his eagerness to see he accidentally touches him. Gallon discovers Wilkerson is looking at him, and starts running away, with Wilkerson in pursuit. Gallon grabs his gun, ...

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A Thrilling Story of Mystery and Romance! See more »


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The release of chapter 8 was delayed by one week due to the illness of star Robert Z. Leonard. Thereafter, Universal filmed their serials further in advance of the release. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hovedn√łglen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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