The famous detective, Griffith Grafton, is pointed out to our ever-ambitious friend Bumptious, and when he learns of the disappearance of a young lady from her boarding house, he decides ... See full summary »

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Alice Washburn
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The famous detective, Griffith Grafton, is pointed out to our ever-ambitious friend Bumptious, and when he learns of the disappearance of a young lady from her boarding house, he decides that he can become a second Griffith Grafton. He goes to the missing girl's house to investigate the case, representing himself as a private detective. In searching her room for a clue he finds a photograph of her friend, a somewhat stout lady, whom he decides must be the missing one. Subsequently he meets the stout lady face to face in the street and pursues her to an asylum, where she is employed as a stenographer. He manages to gain access to the asylum, but once inside he finds it difficult to get out. However, he finally escapes in his shirt sleeves and contracts a severe cold on his way home. Hastily he dons another coat and rushes to the boarding house to report the whereabouts of the missing lady, only to find that the stout lady was not the missing one after all and, incidentally, that the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 February 1911 (USA)  »

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