The Diamond Master (1914)

After years of scientific research Thomas Kellner, an eccentric chemist, succeeds in manufacturing an imitation diamond, with the help of his son Jack. This diamond is such a wonderful ... See full summary »

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Jacques Futrelle (story)
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Cast overview:
Alec B. Francis ... Wynne Browning
Belle Adair ... Doris Kellner
J. Gunnis Davis J. Gunnis Davis ... Czenki, a Diamond Expert
Edward Roseman Edward Roseman ... The Detective (as Edward F. Roseman)
Helen Marten
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After years of scientific research Thomas Kellner, an eccentric chemist, succeeds in manufacturing an imitation diamond, with the help of his son Jack. This diamond is such a wonderful imitation that even experts cannot tell it from the genuine article and the leading jewelers of the city, Tiffany and Co., are fooled completely. The son is so overjoyed and excited at their crowning success that his heart is affected and he dies. He is the master workman of the two and had been the one who turned out the imitation diamond. Fifteen years later his daughter, who has grown into beautiful womanhood, is engaged to Wynne Browning. All through the years she had kept her father's secret locked in her breast, though vowing constantly to avenge the death caused by his services to science, by making the world pay. She tells her sweetheart of her vow. They leave for the city to see what they can do toward disposing of it for ready cash. Some means of communication must be established with Doris's ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Diamond Maker See more »

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Eclair American See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Too much padding
9 June 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two reeler that makes a very fair offering, for although the situation is artificial, the working out of the story excites keen interest. Then a woman called a siren is introduced and the interest falls until the new story begins to carry us toward the rounding out, when both stories end. There is too much padding for the best effect. The photography is fair. It is carefully produced. - The Moving Picture World, March 21, 1914


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