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The Adventure of the Ambassador's Disappearance (1913)

A gang of crooks are employed to get possession of valuable papers of international importance, held by the French Ambassador, Vicomte de Jarlais. They are also instructed to get the ... See full summary »

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Lambert Chase
Charles Eldridge ...
The Ambassador, Visconte di Jarlais
Earle Williams ...
Walter P. Cross - Minister of Foreign Affairs
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A gang of crooks are employed to get possession of valuable papers of international importance, held by the French Ambassador, Vicomte de Jarlais. They are also instructed to get the Ambassador out of the way and make it appear that he has committed suicide. His mysterious disappearance arouses the United States Secret Service officers, but they are unable to solve it. They find his hat and coat on the edge of a pier and they come to the conclusion that it is a case of suicide. Lambert Chase, the detective, is consulted and after going over the ground, decides to put in practice a plan which he has figured out from his careful deductions. He gets on the trail of the crooks and decides that they are holding the man .prisoner. He sends them a message that there is a case of merchandise awaiting them at one of the piers. They send a truck to the pier and bring it to their headquarters. After receiving it, they lock the door and proceed to open the box. At this point, Lambert Chase ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 January 1913 (USA)  »

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Its climax made the audience laugh with relish
19 June 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Another picture in the Lambert Chase series which places the sleuth wisdom of the great detective on a high pedestal. In fact, the way the character is handled in this story is its only drawback; its climax, in which the detective pops up out of the box and covers the conspirators, made the audience laugh with relish. It wasn't a critical audience, either; quite the reverse. Aside from this one character, who spoils every scene he appears in, but doesn't spoil the whole offering, the picture is first class. It deals with the theft of some international state secrets from the office of the French Ambassador in Washington (which is shown entertainingly), and with their recovery by the famous detective (which won't convince the majority who know a good deal about the way sleuths act in books). It is perfectly photographed. Maurice Costello produced the picture, and plays the detective; Charles Eldridge plays the Ambassador; Earle Williams the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and R. Gaillord, the thief. B.R. Brooker wrote the script. - The Moving Picture World, January 25, 1913


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