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The Great Diamond Robbery (1912)

Herr Kraut, an enterprising butcher, learns that a bonus of fifty cents a head will be paid for the capture for every stray dog and its delivery to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty... See full summary »
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Herr Kraut - a Butcher
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D'Ahseen - First Detective
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Dr. Cyclop - Second Detective
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Herr Kraut, an enterprising butcher, learns that a bonus of fifty cents a head will be paid for the capture for every stray dog and its delivery to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Herr Kraut takes his trombone and blows it vigorously in front of his store, attracting every untethered "mute." Two French detectives, D'Abseen and Dr. Cyclop, become suspicious and conclude that Kraut is turning the dogs into sausages. Clementine, a theatrical lady, frequently sends her maid, Belinda, to Kraut's for sausages, and at the same time sends her little dog "Pinkie" with her. The two detectives watch her coming and going. Belinda secures a week's vacation and borrows her mistress's solitaire diamond ring and her little "Pinkie." After Belinda has gone, Clementine discovers the loss of her diamond and dog, advertising a reward of ten dollars for their return. The two detectives see the advertisement, call upon the actress and tell her they can recover her property. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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15 March 1912 (USA)  »

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Not equal in merit to the typical Vitagraph comedies
18 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

A farce that is amusing, but not equal in merit to the typical Vitagraph comedies. The settings are, for the most part, a "Dunderbeck" butcher shop where we see dogs disappearing and where we also see sausages appearing. The diamond disappeared from a neighbor's apartment at the same time as a pet dog. The detectives buy all of Dunderbeck's sausages to find the diamond on the supposition that the dog first swallowed the gem and then was caught and cared for in the sausage meat machine. The mystery, however, is otherwise solved. The photographs are good. Mr. Phillips plays the butcher; Kate Price, the cook who borrowed the diamond; Miss Walker the ring's owner, Messrs. Powers and Porsen, the detectives. - The Moving Picture World, April 6, 1912


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