MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 53,970 this week

The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs (1912)
"Le mystère des roches de Kador" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 141 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 6 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 115 titles
created 24 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 1033 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 103 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 50 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 248 titles
created 07 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs (1912)

The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs (1912) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An account of the life of Jesus Christ, based on the books of the New Testament: After Jesus' birth is foretold to his parents, he is born in Bethlehem, and is visited by shepherds and wise... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Olcott
Stars: Robert Henderson-Bland, Percy Dyer, Gene Gauntier
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Clara T. Bracy
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Dante's Inferno I (1911)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro
Ingeborg Holm (1913)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ingeborg Holm's husband opens up a grocery store and life is on the sunny side for them and their three children. But her husband becomes sick and dies. Ingeborg tries to keep the store, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Hilda Borgström, Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait
Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell
The Old Actor (1912)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered to old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: David Miles, Marion Leonard, Mary Pickford
Cleopatra (1912)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The fabled queen of Egypt's affair with Roman general Marc Antony is ulimately disastrous for both of them.

Director: Charles L. Gaskill
Stars: Helen Gardner, Pearl Sindelar, Miss Fielding
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Continuing where His Trust (1911) leaves off, George, a slave, takes care of his deceased master's daughter after her mother's death. He sacrifices his own meager savings to give the girl a... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Claire McDowell, Adele DeGarde
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A widower becomes infatuated with his daughter's governess, to the displeasure of the child and her nurse.

Director: Laurence Trimble
Stars: John Bunny, Flora Finch, Helene Costello
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Léonce Perret
Stars: Léonce Perret, Louis Leubas, Maurice Lagrenée
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Suzanne Grandais ...
Suzanne de Lormel
Émile Keppens ...
Le professeur Williams
Léonce Perret ...
Comte Fernand de Kéranic
Max Dhartigny ...
Le capitaine Jean d'Erquy
Jean Aymé ...
Louis Leubas ...
Le chef de la sûreté (as Louis Lebas)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1912 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Het geheim van de rotsen van Kador  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Cinema Inside Cinema

The Marquis de Kéranic has died; the last will and testament of the deceased bequeaths all his possessions to his young niece Frau Suzanne de Lormel ( Frau Suzanne Grandais ), a young orphan. Upon her eighteenth birthday she will receive everything but until she reaches adulthood the entirety of his estate shall belong to her cousin, Herr Fernand de Kéranic ( Herr Léonce Perret ); in case that ( God forbid! ) Frau Suzanne suffers a terrible indisposition like being struck by serious illness such as blindness or insanity, or dies, or even worse, enters a convent!!... then her tutor shall be sole heir.

Apparently adhering to the gospel saying "Let the dead bury the dead" both Frau Suzanne und Herr Fernand, immediately head off to Brittany ( thank God one of the less frenchified French regions ) in order to spend the summer. There Frau Suzanne lives with her tutor and pretty soon she will be captivated by a handsome captain on horseback whose name is Herr Jean d'Erquy ( Herr Max Dhartigny ). Obviously the sight of a dashing man on horseback causes the rich heiress to fall at his feet (the captain's, not the horse's).

Meanwhile, Frau Suzanne's tutor has more earthly problems; he has a debt of 200.000 francs and if he doesn't pay, the lender will perform a public service by unmasking Herr Fernand as a criminal who hides behind the guise of a gentleman. The scoundrel's only way out is to marry his cousin but -not too surprisingly- Frau Suzanne prefers the handsome captain.

During a visit to the rocks of Kador, Herr Fernand discovers his cousin's secret love and realises what this means to him so he hatches an evil scheme against the two lovers.

"Le Mystère Des Roches De Kador" ( The Mystery Of The Rocks Of Kador ) (1912 ) is a solid short mystery and includes all the elements so characteristic of that film genre: a beautiful and young heiress, an evil relative, a pure love and a lot of drama with a happy ending. But besides these classic narrative elements, the film brings a modern touch to the traditional detective tale: Herr Perret introduces a Herr Professor Williams ( Herr Émile Keppens ) who has theories about the application of cinematography to psychotherapy! This voyeurism with its cinema inside cinema gives the story a certain farcical aspect which plays well with the gripping central story.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must solve the mystery of why some decadent aristocrats drink whisky on the rocks.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
First B-Movie ever holloriese
Discuss The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs (1912) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?