The Mystery of the Tea Dansant (1915)

Shortly after the mysterious disappearance of Marguerite Wheeler, an heiress, her mother receives a note demanding $5,000 for the girl's return. Ruth, the girl detective, assumes charge of ... See full summary »

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

Hamilton Smith

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ruth Roland ... Ruth, the Girl Detective
R. Henry Grey ... Harry Warrington (as Robert Gray)
Cleo Ridgely ... Marguerite Wheeler
Anna Lingham Anna Lingham ... Mrs. Wheeler - Marguerite's Mother
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Marmaduke - of the Tea Dansant (as Thomas Lingham)
Knute Rahm ... Darby - Marmaduke's Victim
Edward Clisbee ... Chief of Police Harding
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Shortly after the mysterious disappearance of Marguerite Wheeler, an heiress, her mother receives a note demanding $5,000 for the girl's return. Ruth, the girl detective, assumes charge of the case and advises the frantic mother to comply with the demand. Harry Warrington, whose life the girl detective had saved in a previous case, uses his political influence to secure a position on the force. He becomes Ruth's assistant. The two find that the trail leads to the Tea Dansant conducted by Marmaduke. At Ruth's suggestion, Darby, Marmaduke's assistant, is arrested and questioned. The man breaks down and confesses that Marguerite is being held a prisoner by Marmaduke, who is in financial straits. Darby relates further of how he had served time in an English prison because of Marmaduke's treachery. The man possesses a hypnotic influence over Darby, which the latter is powerless to break. The girl detective secures Darby's co-operation. The man returns to the Tea Dansant. Ruth and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1915 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fourth episode in the Girl Detective 2-reel series. See more »

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Followed by Old Isaacson's Diamonds (1915) See more »

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