M. Lecoq, the famous detective, while wandering about Paris, heard shots coming from an ill-favored inn, run by Mother Chupin, who called her house the Pepperbox. With several gendarmes ... See full summary »

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William Morris ...
Alphonse Ethier ...
Duke of Sairmuse
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Reginald Barlow ...
Otto, the Duke's Valet
Julia Blanc ...
Mother Chupin
Morgan Jones ...
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M. Lecoq, the famous detective, while wandering about Paris, heard shots coming from an ill-favored inn, run by Mother Chupin, who called her house the Pepperbox. With several gendarmes Lecoq captured a man while on the ground were lying the bodies of two notorious criminals. The slayer did not deny his guilt, but said that he had shot in self-defense, his story being borne out by Mother Chupin. Fresh elements of mystery were added by the finding of a diamond earring on the floor of the inn, and later, after the two prisoners had been removed, the detective found outside the footprints of a woman, traced them some distance, and found that the woman had been joined by a man. One of the man's footprints was much more pronounced than the other, which convinced the detective that he limped, some brown wool which had rubbed off against a tree where he had been leaning gave the texture of his overcoat, and from the place where it was found it was an easy matter to deduce his height. When ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 August 1915 (USA)  »

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Monsieur Lecoq (1915) - Lost Silent ?
15 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The famous detective Monsieur Lecoq ( William Morris ) hears several shots emanate from the infamous Pepperbox Inn and finds a man dressed as a labourer holding a revolver and standing over two dead men. After the man is arrested, Lecoq discovers clues to indicate that a woman and a lame man were also there. When Lecoq learns that the lame man had been arrested for drinking, placed in the same cell with the suspect and then released, Lecoq convinces a judge to release the suspect so that he can trail him. After Lecoq discovers that the suspect is the Duke of Sairmuse ( Alphonse Ethier ), Lecoq tricks him into confessing that he followed his wife ( Florence Labadie ) to the inn after he learned that she was being blackmailed. When the blackmailers, who discovered unsavory information about the duchess' profligate brother, violently seized her earring, the duke entered and killed them. The lame man was his valet, who arranged to have himself arrested to help the duke plan a defense. To save the duke from disgrace, Lecoq destroys the incriminating evidence.

This 1915 silent mystery/drama was based on the novel Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau, produced by the Thanhouser Film Corporation, starring William Morris and Florence Labadie. The survival status of Monsieur Lecoq is now listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may be a lost silent film.

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