The Man Who Vanished (1913)

Hobart's father dies, leaving him his fortune. Regina, Hobart's aunt, learns that her husband will get the fortune should the boy die unmarried. With her husband's assistance she purchases ... See full summary »

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George Melford
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Cast overview:
Carlyle Blackwell ... Hobart Schuyler
Marin Sais ... Regina Schuyler
William H. West ... Frederick Schuyler (as William Herman West)
Paul Hurst ... Grexton
Billie Rhodes ... Viola
Edward Clisbee ... Andrew Schuyler
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Hobart's father dies, leaving him his fortune. Regina, Hobart's aunt, learns that her husband will get the fortune should the boy die unmarried. With her husband's assistance she purchases a box of shells and loads them with a deadly explosive. Some of these are placed in Hobart's hunting bag just before he leaves on a shooting trip. His shotgun explodes, injuring Hobart and wrecking his boat. Viola, his sweetheart, hears the explosion and comes to the rescue. She brings him to her home, where a physician orders him kept in bed for several days. The doctor chances to examine one of the shells in Hobart's bag and learns it has been tampered with. Hobart's butler finds the wrecked boat and the twisted gun. Believing the boy has been killed he notifies Regina and her husband. They take possession of the house. Hobart learns that he has been the victim of foul play. He returns home, after marrying Viola, who has nursed him tenderly. His uncle and aunt are thunderstruck when they learn the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1913 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

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Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is an evenly sustained interest all through
6 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A good two part special. Its story is melodramatic and its situation, if one considers it in the cold light of what is likely, does not convince; but, while it is not exactly made plausible, it is so handled that a good many will not notice that the rich young man who was injured remained in the neighborhood of his home for over a month and even courted and wed a girl before he let anyone know what had happened to him. His staying away gave a chance to his villainous aunt and uncle to inherit his fortune as it was thought that he had been killed by the "accident" they had surreptitiously arranged with the prospects of inheriting in view. There is an evenly sustained interest all through. The players act with commendable naturalness and the picture can be relied upon as an offering. - The Moving Picture World, November 22, 1913


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