The Clairvoyant Swindlers (1915)

A shrewd man in ordinary business affairs, Brandon, through his interest in the occult, falls an easy victim to a gang of clairvoyant swindlers headed by Rilando. The latter gives Brandon ... See full summary »

Director:

James W. Horne

Writer:

Hamilton Smith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marin Sais ... Bertha - The Girl Detective
Arthur Shirley Arthur Shirley ... John Talcott
William H. West ... Brandon
Evelyn Wayne Evelyn Wayne ... Ray Brandon - the Daughter
Thomas G. Lingham Thomas G. Lingham ... Rillando - a Clairvoyant (as Thomas Lingham)
Ollie Kirby ... Marie - Rillando's Wife (as Ollie Kirkby)
Paul Hurst ... Kelly
Edward Clisbee ... Chief of Police Harding
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A shrewd man in ordinary business affairs, Brandon, through his interest in the occult, falls an easy victim to a gang of clairvoyant swindlers headed by Rilando. The latter gives Brandon advice "from the other side," in which the financier is ordered to invest in stocks sold by Kelly. This man, also a member of the gang, had been discharged from the police force because of crookedness. Unable to convince Brandon that he is being swindled, his daughter Ray appeals to Bertha, the girl detective, for help. Accompanied by Talcott, her assistant, Bertha attends one of Rilando's séances. She speedily discovers the man to be a fakir. Later, a further investigation reveals secret telephones through which the "clairvoyant" receives the information from his assistants which enables him to mystify his dupes. Bertha enters the house by the rear door and cuts the wires of the secret telephones. As the result, the seance breaks up in confusion. Rilando attempts to escape through a secret passage, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1915 (USA) See more »

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Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fifteenth episode in the Girl Detective 2-reel series. See more »

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Follows The Tattooed Hand (1915) See more »

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No lack of excitement
3 January 2020 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Occultism and "high finance" get their wires crossed with those of the Girl Detective in this installment, which Hamilton Smith has written for No. 15 of the Series. There is no lack of excitement in the unfolding of the drama, and Marin Sais, who now has the part of quick-witted Bertha, is fully entitled to the honor. Two reels. - The Moving Picture World, May 22, 1915


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