Following a Clue (1915)

The Girl Detective and Warrington, her assistant, are ordered to run down the river pirates who are working along the waterfront. Disguised in boy's clothes, the girl sleuth enters a ... See full summary »

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James W. Horne

Writer:

Hamilton Smith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ruth Roland ... Ruth, the Girl Detective
R. Henry Grey ... Harry Warrington (as Robert Gray)
Frank Jonasson Frank Jonasson ... Buck Donegal
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Rat Hogan (as Thomas Lingham)
Edward Clisbee ... Chief of Police Harding
Cleo Ridgely ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
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The Girl Detective and Warrington, her assistant, are ordered to run down the river pirates who are working along the waterfront. Disguised in boy's clothes, the girl sleuth enters a notorious dive, where she excites the admiration of Hogan and Donegal, leaders of a band of crooks, by the manner in which she picks Warrington's pocket. The crooks take a fancy to the "boy." Hogan introduces her to the rest of the gang. The Girl Detective thus learns that a schooner lying at one of the docks is to be boarded and part of the cargo stolen. After sending word to the police, the brave girl accompanies the band. The officers arrive while the gang is at work. The thieves entrap the police in the hold and make their escape. A moment's carelessness, however, results in the discovery of the girl sleuth's identity. The crooks carry her to their rendezvous. Knowing that the police will be on their trail at any moment, the crooks prepare to flee. Donegal plans to punish the Girl Detective for her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1915 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

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

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Followed by The Trap Door (1915) See more »

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Brawn, bravery, brains and beauty of the girl detective
31 October 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Water rats, policemen, detectives, wild adventures afloat and ashore, and the brawn, bravery, brains and beauty of the girl detective, are all component parts of "Following a Clue," which, in this case, almost results in the death of the intrepid lady gumshoe, and leads to the capture of the gang of river thieves. The motherly old lady who wanted her drama like her tea: "Good an' hot," would revel in this two-reel Kalem. Ruth Roland, in conformity to the accepted idea of a detective's invariable custom, dons a disguise, a well fitting suit of male garments. She shows to great advantage during the entire action of the photoplay. - The Moving Picture World, March 27, 1915


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