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The Adventure of the Thumb Print (1912)

Entering by way of the window, the thief glances around the room, and seeing Mr. and Mrs. Harrison asleep, he helps himself to the jewels he finds in the drawer of the dresser, and retires ... See full summary »

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Lambert Chase, Detective
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The Thief
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Mr. Harrison
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Entering by way of the window, the thief glances around the room, and seeing Mr. and Mrs. Harrison asleep, he helps himself to the jewels he finds in the drawer of the dresser, and retires the same way he entered. Mr. Harrison, when he discovers the theft, sends for Lambert Chace, the noted detective. He examines the room and finds a thumb print on the dresser cover. He cuts the thumb print from the cloth for future reference. He then examines the ground beneath the porch and tells Mr. Harrison that the intruder wore a pair of new shoes and limped. Chace, disguising himself as a poor laboring man, goes to a saloon frequented by toughs. A young fellow, with a pair of new shoes on, which cause him to limp, comes in. Chace follows him and finds out where he lodges. He gains admittance to the suspected man's bedroom with the aid of the landlady. He finds that his man has gone through the window, down the fire escape. He follows him and sees him jump on a fast moving freight train. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Crime | Drama

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23 July 1912 (USA)  »

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Lambert Chase, Detective  »

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1.33 : 1
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