The Thumb Prints on the Safe (1915)

Did Merriman steal his own rubies while walking in his sleep? Although the thumb-prints on the safe tend to bear out this theory, Jean, the Girl Detective, suspects crooked work. She is ... See full summary »

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

Hamilton Smith

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Cast

Cast overview:
Cleo Ridgely ... Jean - The Girl Detective
R. Henry Grey ... Harry Warrington (as Robert Grey)
William H. West ... Foster Merriman - Gem Collector
Frank Jonasson Frank Jonasson ... Denton - Merriman's Trusted Servant
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Breslow - a Crook (as Thomas Lingham)
Edward Clisbee ... Chief of Police Harding
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Did Merriman steal his own rubies while walking in his sleep? Although the thumb-prints on the safe tend to bear out this theory, Jean, the Girl Detective, suspects crooked work. She is informed that Breslow, well known to the police, had been found paralyzed near the Merriman mansion and taken to the hospital. Jean discovers that Breslow is suffering from a temporary shock and that his recovery is but a matter of days. She learns that Denton, Merriman's trusted servant, is a photographic expert. To the gem collector's surprise, she boldly confronts Denton and charges him with the crime. The Girl Detective then reveals what she has ascertained as the result of her work on the case. His cupidity aroused by the wonderful Merriman gems. Denton had stolen them. By a clever photographic process, the servant duplicated his master's thumb-prints on rubber and transferred them to the safe. Denton had arranged to dispose of the stolen gems through Breslow. The latter was waiting outside the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1915 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

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

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Follows Following a Clue (1915) See more »

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