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The Adventure of the Italian Model (1912)

Strange things happen in the Latin quarter of any city where art and Bohemianism flourish. Aubrey, a young artist, employs a beautiful model to pose for him. During one of the pauses in ... See full summary »

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Lambert Chase - the Detective
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Aubrey, The Artist Under Suspicion
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Leo Delaney
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Strange things happen in the Latin quarter of any city where art and Bohemianism flourish. Aubrey, a young artist, employs a beautiful model to pose for him. During one of the pauses in their work, Aubrey invites her to have a glass of wine with him. Her lover is very jealous of her and follows her to Aubrey's studio. He looks through the window, which is curtained by a heavy portiere. He sees Aubrey pouring the wine and the model talking pleasantly to him. The artist places the glasses of wine upon the table in front of the window. While he and the model are talking, the lover reaches through the window and unseen puts poison in one of the glasses. Aubrey hands her the poisoned glass of wine and she drinks it. A doctor is called and the girl is taken to her home. The young artist is arrested and asserts his innocence. Lambert Chase, the detective, is called into the case and learns that the model had a lover, who often visited her at her home. Chase disguises himself as a woman, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 September 1912 (USA)  »

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Such a picture appeals exclusively to the intelligent
11 February 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Lambert Chase, the great detective (Maurice Costello), appears again to unravel a very perplexing case of poisoning. Such a picture appeals exclusively to the intelligent. The situation is first presented blankly. The spectator can see no possible solution. We then see the detective make small discoveries. They are convincing as clews, but they don't lead us anywhere. The producer's skill is shown by the way he keeps every step that the detective makes from suggesting to the spectator what the next steps will be up to the dramatic climax when we are permitted to see the trap set for the murderer and breathlessly watch him fall into it. This offering fulfills all these requirements very well and is deeply interesting. The artist who was suspected of poisoning the model is Mr. James Morrison; the model is Miss Leah Baird; the artist's mother is Miss Rose Tapley, and Mr. George Cooper play the murderer. The author is Mr. B.R. Brookes, the producer is Mr. Van Dyke Brooke. - The Moving Picture World, October 5, 1912


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