The Microscope Mystery (1916)

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Cast overview:
Wilfred Lucas ...
Doc Arnold
Jessie Barton
F.A. Turner ...
Ira Dayton
Pomeroy Cannon ...
Doctor Horatio Bell
Winifred Westover ...
Monte Blue ...
Fred Warren ...
Dr. Bell's assistant
James O'Shea ...
Dr. Bell's assistant
Kate Bruce ...
Mrs. Simpson


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Comedy | Drama | Mystery





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19 November 1916 (USA)  »

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Bugs  »

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1.33 : 1
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One Reel of this five-reel film (reel 1) survives in nitrate in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for preservation. See more »

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A Tragic Loss
31 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dissatisfied when Doc Arnold ( Wilfred Lucas ) can find nothing wrong with him, Ira Dayton ( F. A. Turner ), a wealthy hypochondriac, goes to Doctor Horatio Bell ( Pomeroy Cannon ), a quack, who gladly identifies a multitude of deadly symptoms. Then, while treating his patient, Horatio makes him sign over a check for $10,000. Jessie ( Constance Talmadge ), Ira's daughter, goes to Horatio to get the money back, and then, suddenly, Horatio is dead, the victim of a gunshot wound. Jessie is the prime suspect in the murder, but at her trial, Doc Arnold, after analyzing the murder weapon with a microscope, determines that the killer is consumptive. This places the blame on the tubercular, half-witted Jud ( Monte Blue ), Ira's hired hand, who confesses to killing Horatio after finding out that he tried to seduce Hilda, the Dayton's maid. Then, after clearing Jessie of any suspicion, Doc Arnold marries her.

This 1916 silent drama was produced by The Fine Arts Film Company, starring Wilfred Lucas and Constance Talmadge. Tragically only one reel of this film now survives.

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