The Tattooed Hand (1915)

While conversing with Jean, Patrolman Kerrigan sees Bat Dorgan insult a girl. The officer interferes and learns that the girl is his own daughter. In his anger, he manhandles the gangster ... See full summary »

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

Hamilton Smith (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cleo Ridgely ... Jean - The Girl Detective
Arthur Shirley Arthur Shirley ... John Talcott
Paul Hurst ... Bat Dorgan
William H. West ... Patrolman Kerrigan
Ollie Kirby Ollie Kirby ... Mary Kerrigan - the Patrolman's Daughter (as Ollie Kirkby)
Edward Clisbee ... Chief of Police Harding
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While conversing with Jean, Patrolman Kerrigan sees Bat Dorgan insult a girl. The officer interferes and learns that the girl is his own daughter. In his anger, he manhandles the gangster and places him under arrest. Dorgan's henchmen, however, heave bricks at the patrolman from the housetops and fell him. The prisoner escapes. When Dorgan is about to enter his home that night, he is throttled into insensibility. Jean is assigned to run the assailant down. Kerrigan informs the Girl Detective that the culprit had an anchor tattooed on his right hand. Suspecting Dorgan, Jean has Talcott, her new assistant, disguise as an English fop. Talcott visits the dive patronized by the Dorgan gang. The money he flashes causes several of the gangsters to invite him to play poker in their den. Talcott consents and deliberately loses. Dorgan is one of the players. Later, Jean boldly visits the place and is made prisoner. Talcott and a force of officers come to the rescue. The gangsters put un a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1915 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fourteenth episode in the Girl Detective 2-reel series. See more »

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Followed by Scotty Weed's Alibi (1915) See more »

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A strong theme
26 December 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Hamilton Smith has made "The Tattooed Hand" one of the best of "The Girl Detective" series. The two reels are filled with lively situations, based upon a strong theme. Cleo Ridgeley, Arthur Shirley, Paul C. Hurst and Wm. H. West deserve commendation. - The Moving Picture World, May 15, 1915


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