The Trail of Graft (1917)

Tom Grant, police reporter on the Chronicle, finishes a story and lays it before Mansfield, the city editor. It explains how Boss Kelly, a city politician, has grafted $350,000. Mansfield ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Ellis

Writer:

Robert Welles Ritchie (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
George Larkin ... Tom Grant - Police Reporter
Ollie Kirby ... Nell - Kelly's Stenographer (as Ollie Kirkby)
Harry Gordon Harry Gordon ... Boss Kelly
Robert Ellis ... Thompson - Kelly's Secretary
Bert Tracy Bert Tracy ... Stacey
William McKey William McKey ... City Editor Mansfield
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Tom Grant, police reporter on the Chronicle, finishes a story and lays it before Mansfield, the city editor. It explains how Boss Kelly, a city politician, has grafted $350,000. Mansfield asks Grant if he has the proofs. Grant promises to have them before the day is over. Grant arrives at the building where Kelly has his suite of offices. From a window across the court he attracts the attention of Nell, Kelly's stenographer. She raps out a message in the Morse code on her typewriter, which explains that she has the checkbook stubs and other incriminating documents that will convict Kelly, and asks that Grant meet her at Field's restaurant at 5:30. As Grant and Nell are about to leave the restaurant, Stacey rushes in and tells him Mansfield wants to see him at the office on important business. Stacey, a linotype operator on The Chronicle, has a taxi waiting. Grant will take Nell to her home on the way. Nell gets in the taxi. Grant is sandbagged and thrown in. The crooks leap in and the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Mystery | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1917 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Episode 13 of 29 of the series Grant, Police Reporter. See more »

Connections

Follows The Code Letter (1916) See more »

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