MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,202 this week

The Master Mystery (1919)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 5 critic

Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".

Directors:

, (as Burton King)

Writers:

(author), (author)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 150 titles
created 22 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1517 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 707 titles
created 04 Feb 2013
 
a list of 625 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 522 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Master Mystery (1919)

The Master Mystery (1919) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Master Mystery.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Harry Houdini
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A seemingly idiotic fop is really the courageous vigilante Zorro, who seeks to protect the oppressed.

Director: Fred Niblo
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, Robert McKim
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love.

Director: Burton L. King
Stars: Harry Houdini, Arthur Maude, Albert Tavernier
Houdini (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

Stars: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lady Mary Lasenby is a spoiled maiden who always gets her way until shipwrecked with her butler, then learns which qualities are really admirable in a person.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Thomas Meighan, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Leila Porter comes to dislike her husband James, a glue king who is always eating onions and looking sloppy. But after she divorces him and marries two-timing playboy Schuyler Van Sutphen the now-reformed James looks pretty good.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Elliott Dexter, Gloria Swanson, Lew Cody
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan
Stars: Mary Pickford, Milla Davenport, Percy Haswell
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst
One Week (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A newly wedded couple attempt to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
The Great Houdini (TV Movie 1976)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Sally Struthers, Ruth Gordon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Dr. Edward Meade and friend Richard Burton both love Sylvia Norcross. Both enlist in the military, but Meade stays back to care for deformed children. Sylvia thinks him a coward and marries... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Elliott Dexter, Tom Forman, Gloria Swanson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Quentin Locke (as Houdini)
Marguerite Marsh ...
Eva Brent
Ruth Stonehouse ...
Zita Dane
Edna Britton ...
De Luxe Dora
William Pike ...
Paul Balcom
Charles Graham ...
Herbert Balcom
Floyd Buckley ...
Q the Automaton
Jack Burns ...
Peter Brent
Edit

Storyline

Justice Department agent Quentin Locke must investigate a powerful cartel protected by a robot (here referred to as "The Automaton") and using a gas weapon "The Madagascar Madness".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

robot | serial | independent film | See All (3) »

Genres:

Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Houdini Serial  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chapter Titles: (1) Living Death (2) The Iron Terror (3) The Water Peril (4) The Test (5) The Chemist's Shop (6) The Mad Genius (7) Barbed Wire (8) The Challenge (9) The Madagascan Madness (10) The Binding Ring (11) The Net (12) The Death Noose (13) The Flash of Death (14) The Tangled Web (15) Bound at Last or The Unmasking of the Automaton See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of chapter three, when Locke calls the Brent home and finds out he has just missed Eva, he sets down the telephone and the force of this action causes the wall in the lower right of frame to wobble. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Automaton (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not much story, but a priceless curio
4 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's been around a century since Houdini's superstardom, and the fact that EVERYONE still knows his name is nothing short of phenomenal, especially when you consider how much of his legacy is word-of-mouth ONLY. Therefore, Kino Video's restoration of this 15-chapter serial (along with four other features and performance footage on this FABULOUS 3-disc set) is of ENORMOUS importance. Too bad the serial is more than a little bit tedious, and even with a few chapters gone forever due to nitrate rot (Kino's done their level best to compensate with some summarizing title cards), the four remaining hours are a challenge to endure. BUT...nearly EVERY surviving chapter cliffhangs with Harry bound and/or dangled in some heinous manner, and each ensuing chapter opens with a no-camera-tricks escape, and that's why any further complaints about this title become meaningless. And that robot...the 'trivia' on this page states that it may be the first in the annals of cinema, but BOY OH BOY is it goofy! But I do believe that with the re-emergence of this title and its companions, the Houdini legacy is guaranteed PERMANENCE.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pressbook? johnccox
Writer seeking info johnccox
Writer seeking info johnccox
Discuss The Master Mystery (1919) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?