"Man from Headquarters" is a solid, if quite old-fashioned, silent melodrama that most fans of the silents should enjoy. It has a fast-paced story with action, intrigue, and romance, much like many others of its era, but still entertaining.
The plot devices are all fairly routine, but Cornelius Keefe and Edith Roberts carry the show, as the heroic detective and the beautiful countess who may not be all that she seems. They show a genuine attraction to each other even as they try to outwit one another.
As with so many silent films, the surviving print has noticeable imperfections, and it is sometimes hard to read the smaller writing, not just in the credits but also at some parts of the plot. So the film is probably best enjoyed by those who are used to watching older films, and who won't be distracted by these blemishes.
But if you do enjoy silent melodramas, "Man From Headquarters" will give you an hour or so of solid entertainment.
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