The Silent Witness (1912)

The president of a state bank finds that the District Attorney has evidence that will send him to jail. The banker calls on the official of the law, and succeeds in bribing him to suppress ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
William Russell ... The Young Husband
Florence La Badie ... The Young Wife
Joseph Graybill ... The Blackmailer
Violet Heming
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The president of a state bank finds that the District Attorney has evidence that will send him to jail. The banker calls on the official of the law, and succeeds in bribing him to suppress the case. Not only is the District Attorney a grafter, but his secretary is of much the same caliber. During the conference between the District Attorney and the banker, the dishonest secretary is hidden in an adjoining room, and unseen by the others, he takes a photograph over the transom just at the interesting moment when a considerable sum of money changes hands. The secretary develops the picture and finds that it is excellent. He proceeds to blackmail his employer, and finds it possible to live extravagantly without work. He laughs at the District Attorney, and retains the evidence of the official's crimes. Among the friends of the secretary is a young couple, and the secretary, becoming idle and dissipated, proceeds to make love to the wife. He hides his passion until one evening when he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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