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  Karl Dane (left) and George K. Arthur (in drag).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
(1928) American
B&W : Seven reels / [?] 5838 or 5842? feet
Directed by Chester M. Franklin

Cast: Karl Dane [the house detective], George K. Arthur [the bellhop], Marceline Day [Lois], Tenen Holtz [Orloff], Felicia Drenova [Mrs. Winters], Tetsu Komai [Chin Lee], Clinton Lyle [Roberts]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Robert Lord and Chester M. Franklin, from a screen story by Robert Lord and Chester M. Franklin. Costume design by David Cox. Cinematography by John Arnold. Intertitles by Robert Hopkins. Edited by Frank Sullivan. / © 9 June 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25391]. Released 9 June 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film.


Synopsis: [Motion Picture News Booking Guide, 1929, [?] Vol. 14?, [?] page 245?] . . . house detective and bellhop are rivals for the love of the public stenographer. Burglary is committed in hotel and reward offered for return of stolen jewels. Girl promised to marry bellhop if he wins reward. After many exciting episodes, he runs down the burglar and outwits the house detective in gaining the reward.

Survival status: (unknown)

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime: Burglary, Theft - Criminals: Burglars - Hotels: Bellboys, Bellhops, Detectives - Jewelry - Rewards - Stenographers

Listing updated: 12 April 2008.

References: Everson-Detective p. 211; Kerr-Silent p. 323 : ClasIm-301 p. 47 : Website-AFI.

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