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The Ace of Scotland Yard
(1929) American
B&W : Serial / Ten episodes
Directed by Ray Taylor

Cast: Crauford Kent [Inspector Blake], Monty Montague [Jarvis], Grace Cunard [Queen of Diamonds], Florence Allen [Lady Diana], Herbert Prior [Lord Blanton], Albert Prisco [Prince Darius]

Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Harold M. Atkinson, from a screen story by Harold M. Atkinson. / Ten episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Fatal Circlet,” © 25 July 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP544], released 30 September 1929; [2] “A Cry in the Night,” © 5 August 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP582]; [3] “The Dungeon of Doom,” © 20 August 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP634]; [4] “The Depths of Limehouse,” © 24 September 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP720]; [5] “Menace of the Mummy,” © 24 September 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP721]; [6] “Dead or Alive,” © 14 October 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP783]; [7] “Shadows of Fear,” © 18 October 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP784]; [8] “The Baited Trap,” © 28 October 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP797]; [9] “A Battle of Wits,” © 1 November 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP822]; [10] “The Final Judgment,” © 9 November 1929 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP847], released 9 December 1929. / [?] Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? / The episodes were available in both sound and silent versions. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama: Crime.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Serials - Synchronized sound film - United Kingdom: England: London: Scotland Yard

Listing updated: 19 August 2009.

References: Braff-Short n. 68; Everson-Detective p. 34; Lahue-Continued pp. 270, 283; LoC-MoPic-2 p. 2 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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