The Menace of the Mute
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Ashley Miller and Arnold Daly
Cast: Arnold Daly [Ashton-Kirk], Sheldon Lewis [David Hume], Louise Rutter [Edyth Vail], William Hartigan [Allen Morris], Charles Laite [Pendleton], Martin Sabine, George Melville
Pathé Frères Films production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [Gold Rooster Plays]. / Produced by Arnold Daly. From the short story “The Menace of the Mute” by John Thomas McIntyre. / © 10 November 1915 by Pathé Frères Films [LU6920]. Released 5 November 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The second film in the “Ashton-Kirk, Investigator” series, preceeded by An Affair of Three Nations (1915) and followed by The House of Fear (1915). Schuchman-Hollywood p. 52 incorrectly lists this film as a serial with the title “Ashton Kirk, Investigator: Menace of the Mute.”
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Deaf persons - Death: Murder - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives
Listing updated: 21 April 2012.
References: AFI-F1 nn. F1.0030, F1.2057, F1.2905; Schuchman-Hollywood pp. 30, 52, 109.