The Mystery of West Sedgwick (1913)

His niece had quarreled with him, his private secretary was by no means free from suspicion, his own brother was the sole heir if the will--now lost--was not found. Evidence was strongest against the girl, who was guilty.


Carolyn Wells (story)




Cast overview:
Augustus Phillips ... Herbert Burroughs - the Younger Detective
Bigelow Cooper ... Fleming Stone - the OlderDetective
Robert Brower ... Joseph Crawford - the Millionaire
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton ... Philip Crawford - Joseph's Brother
Gertrude McCoy ... Florence Lloyd
May Abbey ... Miss Pierce - Florence's Aunt
Richard Tucker ... Gregory Hall - Crawford's Private Secretary
Charles Ogle ... Lemuel Porter - Crawford's Lawyer
Elsie MacLeod ... Elsa - Florence's Maid (as Elsie McLeod)
Julian Reed Julian Reed ... Louis - Crawford's Valet
Harry Linson ... The Coroner
Harry B. Eytinge Harry B. Eytinge ... The District Attorney (as Harry Eytinge)


When Herbert Burroughs, a young detective, met Fleming Stone in the boot-blacking stand of the Metropole, and when the great detective showed the younger man how he could deduct the salient characteristics of the owner of a pair of muddy shoes which were waiting to be cleaned, neither of the men dreamed that this trivial incident would play a decisive part in clearing an innocent man accused of a terrible crime. That very morning Burroughs was called to investigate the murder of one of New York's greatest financiers, Joseph Crawford, who had been shot through the head as he sat at his desk in the private office of his country estate. A gold bag, which was found lying on the desk beside the dead man, pointed a terrible finger of accusation against Florence Lloyd, Crawford's niece, who was known to have quarreled with her uncle immediately before his death. A careful search of the premises resulted in the discovery of several puzzling clues by the young detective. There were two faded ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama







Release Date:

22 August 1913 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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