The Blue Envelope Mystery (1916)

Drama | 23 October 1916

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HISTORY

The novel was serialized in Woman's Home Companion in ... More Less

The novel was serialized in Woman's Home Companion in 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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Motog
28 Oct 16
p. 994.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 536, 569, 604
NYDM
21 Oct 16
p. 26.
Variety
17 Apr 15
p. 42.
Wid's
19 Oct 16
p. 1040.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Blue Envelope by Sophie Kerr (Garden City, NY, 1917).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
23 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
5 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9252
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Leslie Brennan will soon inherit a fortune, but in the meantime she must earn a living, and so she becomes a stenographer for chemist Ewen Kennedy. Ewen is working on a formula that will be of great value to the government, and he entrusts Leslie with the task of taking it to Washington. En route, foreign spies kidnap Leslie, but she hides the formula in her hat and then, after escaping, completes her mission. When she returns to Ewen, who had always seemed so preoccupied with his work, she finds that he has fallen in love with her, and discovers, also, that she feels the same way about ... +


Leslie Brennan will soon inherit a fortune, but in the meantime she must earn a living, and so she becomes a stenographer for chemist Ewen Kennedy. Ewen is working on a formula that will be of great value to the government, and he entrusts Leslie with the task of taking it to Washington. En route, foreign spies kidnap Leslie, but she hides the formula in her hat and then, after escaping, completes her mission. When she returns to Ewen, who had always seemed so preoccupied with his work, she finds that he has fallen in love with her, and discovers, also, that she feels the same way about him. +

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