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Violet Dare, Detective (1913)

The local police and detective forces are completely baffled by a daring cracksman, who, seeming to possess accurate knowledge of the officer's plans, evades with ease all traps set for him... See full summary »
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The local police and detective forces are completely baffled by a daring cracksman, who, seeming to possess accurate knowledge of the officer's plans, evades with ease all traps set for him. The chief of police enlists the aid of Violet Dare, an expert amateur, who will take up interesting cases for love of the game. She decides that the cracksman is too clever to be caught by any ordinary means, as he leaves no clue whatever. It is therefore necessary to invent some novel method against which he will not be on guard. It happens that Vlolet's sweetheart, a secret service officer, captures a lot of excellent counterfeit dollar bills. Violet induces him to loan her the bills and to keep secret the news of the capture. She says nothing to the police of her plans. She arranges with a merchant, her uncle, to make a window display of the $5,000 in counterfeit money, and this display attracts much attention. The counterfeit bills, and no other money, are placed in the safe at night and no ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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10 June 1913 (USA)  »

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It surely has many very pretty scenes
17 September 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

It is hard to tell, at first, whether this picture is intended as a farce or a drama. It is not a picture to call strongly to city audiences who know much about criminals and detectives. In the East Side audience there were several who jeered some of the things it showed. Isabelle Lamon, as Violet, is nothing but a very pretty society belle and more or less ridiculous in the role of detective, while nothing could be more ridiculous than the work of the criminal, as shown. Such a picture may go in places; it surely has many very pretty scenes and has been finely photographed. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913


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