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The Mystery of the Stolen Child (1913)

An enemy of Mr. Frost, desiring revenge, reads of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Marvell, his daughter and son-in-law. Mr. Frost adopts the little girl and requires a nurse. His enemy sends a ... See full summary »

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Lambert Chase - Detective
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The Stolen Grandchild
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Mrs. Frost - the Child's Grandmother (as Mrs. William V. Ranous)
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An enemy of Mr. Frost, desiring revenge, reads of the death of Mr. and Mrs. Marvell, his daughter and son-in-law. Mr. Frost adopts the little girl and requires a nurse. His enemy sends a woman accomplice who secures the position. The nurse is so well treated by the grandparents that she refuses to be a party to the plot. Frost decides to send his family to Europe. His automobile is tampered with, and the party hire a taxicab, which is run by one of the gang. The chauffeur's actions arouse Frost's suspicions. He quickly repairs his own auto and follows. Instead of being taken to the steamer his family is being taken as prisoners to a lonely house. Frost arrives and rescues them and the chauffeur flees. On board the ship the family meet Lambert Chase, a detective. One day on the boat the little girl disappears. Her folks consult the detective and he laughingly takes them to where he has wrapped her up warmly in a large steamer rug. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Very charming and fresh
30 August 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A comedy that is slight, but very charming and fresh. Hazel Neason is the authoress and it was produced by M. Costello and W. Ranous. It cleverly keeps us expecting that the child (Helen Costello) is going to be stolen; for George Cooper has read that she is heir to millions and has got his gang on the job. C.K. Young has been sent to get the position of nurse in the child's family; but has grown very affectionate toward her charge. She manages to protect her at every turn. The photography is excellent and the story makes a first class offering. - The Moving Picture World, April 26, 1913


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