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This film was also called The Voice at the Phone and The Voice on the Phone . It was released in two parts of two reels each; part 1 on 19 Jun 1914 and part 2 on 26 Jun ... More Less

This film was also called The Voice at the Phone and The Voice on the Phone . It was released in two parts of two reels each; part 1 on 19 Jun 1914 and part 2 on 26 Jun 1914. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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5 Oct 1919.
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MPW
20 Jun 14
p. 1740.
NYDM
15 Jul 14
p. 26.
CAST
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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Voice at the Phone
The Voice on the Phone
Release Date:
19 June 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
3,928
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John Carson disinherits his son Dick for gambling and orders him from their house. Late at night, Dick returns for his clothes and hears a struggle downstairs. He enters his father's library and finds his father lying on the floor with a pistol at his side. After the police arrive and the servants testify about Dick's quarrel with his father, he is jailed. His sweetheart, Clara Morrison, a switchboard operator, tells the police that she overheard the struggle on the telephone and swears that she can identify the attacker. After the police subject Dick and other suspects, including Spike Kennedy, a burglar, to sometimes brutal third degree questioning, the suspects speak to Clara over the telephone and she identifies Kennedy's voice as the one she heard. The police stage a reenactment of the shooting and Kennedy confesses. John, who was only badly wounded, recovers and blesses the union of his son with Clara, of whom he earlier disapproved because she was a telephone ... +


John Carson disinherits his son Dick for gambling and orders him from their house. Late at night, Dick returns for his clothes and hears a struggle downstairs. He enters his father's library and finds his father lying on the floor with a pistol at his side. After the police arrive and the servants testify about Dick's quarrel with his father, he is jailed. His sweetheart, Clara Morrison, a switchboard operator, tells the police that she overheard the struggle on the telephone and swears that she can identify the attacker. After the police subject Dick and other suspects, including Spike Kennedy, a burglar, to sometimes brutal third degree questioning, the suspects speak to Clara over the telephone and she identifies Kennedy's voice as the one she heard. The police stage a reenactment of the shooting and Kennedy confesses. John, who was only badly wounded, recovers and blesses the union of his son with Clara, of whom he earlier disapproved because she was a telephone girl. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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