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Hiram Green, Detective (1913)

It all happened because Hiram had an adventurous disposition, and because he was in love with Susie Smithers, the daughter of the village storekeeper. When old man Smithers laughed at his ... See full summary »

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... Hiram Green
Edna Flugrath ... Susie Smithers
... Smithers - the Storekeeper - Susie's Father
Yale Benner ... Gink the Eel
Edward Mack ... The Village Constable
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It all happened because Hiram had an adventurous disposition, and because he was in love with Susie Smithers, the daughter of the village storekeeper. When old man Smithers laughed at his suit, Hiram's soul was filled with a wild desire to prove the native mettle which he felt sure was in him. An attractive advertisement in a newspaper, wherein the Eagle Eye Detective Agency agreed to forward a complete detective outfit on receipt of the modest sum of four dollars, decided Hiram. One bit of advice in the textbook sent with the outfit seemed to Hiram peculiarly valuable. It was to the effect that the budding aspirant for detective glory should follow a great detective about and carefully watch the way he worked. A dark, mysterious stranger who had been lurking about the village store, admitted that he himself was a great detective and was at that time on the trail of a notorious ex-convict, "Gink the Eel," for whose apprehension a liberal reward was offered. Hiram, overjoyed, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 October 1913 (USA)  »

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It doesn't stand up strongly as a whole
16 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

A burlesque farce by Monte Katterjohn. Its chief character is a sissy-boy country lad (Barry O'Moore) in love with Susie (Edna Flugrath), daughter of a Jewish storekeeper (William Wadsworth). "Gink the Eel" (Yale Benner) comes to the village and tries to hold up the storekeeper, but Barry, who has purchased a "How to Be a Detective" book, is led, and in an amusing way, to the scene of the crime and frustrates him. There is much in it that is laughable, but it doesn't stand up strongly as a whole. Edward Mack, as the village constable, is the only one who deserves special mention. Charles Seay produced it. It is a serviceable offering. - The Moving Picture World, November 1, 1913


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