The Trap Door (1915)

As Mrs. Churchill, carrying her pet dog, emerges from Marsden's jewelry shop, Fourteen-Carat Tommy steals her handbag. Although the act was seen by Jean and her assistant, Warrington, Mrs. ... See full summary »

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James W. Horne

Writer:

Hamilton Smith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cleo Ridgely ... Jean - The Girl Detective
R. Henry Grey ... Henry Warrington (as Robert Gray)
Ollie Kirby Ollie Kirby ... Mrs. Churchill (as Ollie Kirkby)
Frank Jonasson Frank Jonasson ... Fourteen-Carat Tommy - a Crook
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Jones - Tommy's Pal (as Thomas Lingham)
Edward Clisbee ... Chief of Police Harding
William H. West ... Marsden - a Jeweler
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As Mrs. Churchill, carrying her pet dog, emerges from Marsden's jewelry shop, Fourteen-Carat Tommy steals her handbag. Although the act was seen by Jean and her assistant, Warrington, Mrs. Churchill denies having being robbed. Mystified, the detectives shadow Tommy and Mrs. Churchill. They see Tommy meet the woman and get into her automobile. Convinced that something is amiss, Jean and Warrington follow. Tommy alights when the auto reaches a house in the suburbs. While Jean endeavors to get into the building, Warrington follows Mrs. Churchill to her home. Tommy becomes aware of Jean's presence. Aided by Jones, a pal, he makes her a prisoner. Warrington enters Mrs. Churchill's home and confronts her. The man discovers that the dainty little coat worn by Mrs. Churchill's dog contains a large quantity of stolen jewelry and that the woman is a member of a gang of jewel thieves. Warrington incautiously steps on a rug in the center of Mrs. Churchill's library. The next instant, the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 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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Eighth episode in the Girl Detective 2-reel series. See more »

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Follows Jared Fairfax's Millions (1915) See more »

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Keep the interest at fever heat
10 November 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Episode No. 8 of "The Girl Detective" Series. The celerity with which this two-part installment piles up the thrills, makes the adventures in episode No. 8 seem like a one-reeler. A jewelry store robbery, a female crook of great personal attraction, a mysterious room, a rising flood, a swarm of rats, and the trap door of the title, all tend to keep the interest at fever heat. Lovers of the detective drama will find this film a treat. Cleo Ridgley is now giving an excellent account of herself in the title role. - The Moving Picture World, April 3, 1915


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