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For source information on the first Arsene Lupin story see above entry for the 1917 Vitagraph film Arsene Lupin . For information on other films based on the Arsene Lupin character, see listing above for Arsene Lupin ... More Less

For source information on the first Arsene Lupin story see above entry for the 1917 Vitagraph film Arsene Lupin . For information on other films based on the Arsene Lupin character, see listing above for Arsene Lupin . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 109.
MPN
26 Jun 20
p. 111.
MPN
20 Nov 20
p. 3815.
Wid's
11 Apr 1920.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
14 November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Robertson-Cole Dist. Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15867
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Robert Castleback is in possession of secret papers which could bring a certain prince to power under conditions which would make Castleback a ruling force in Europe. Master crook Arsene Lupin becomes aware of Castleback's bid for power and, in the interests of France, begins a search for the plans. At the same time, German agents are looking for the same papers. When Castleback is found murdered in his apartments with Lupin's visiting card pinned to his breast, suspicion points to the master crook. Following Castleback's murder, his secretary and a hotel porter are found dead. By mysterious messages, Lupin informs the public that he is innocent of the crimes, although the authorities believe him to be guilty. Lupin thereupon sets out to solve the mystery himself. By impersonating an officer of the law and dodging his enemies successfully, he aids the police in catching the real criminal and, after making his identity known, escapes the net thrown out for ... +


Robert Castleback is in possession of secret papers which could bring a certain prince to power under conditions which would make Castleback a ruling force in Europe. Master crook Arsene Lupin becomes aware of Castleback's bid for power and, in the interests of France, begins a search for the plans. At the same time, German agents are looking for the same papers. When Castleback is found murdered in his apartments with Lupin's visiting card pinned to his breast, suspicion points to the master crook. Following Castleback's murder, his secretary and a hotel porter are found dead. By mysterious messages, Lupin informs the public that he is innocent of the crimes, although the authorities believe him to be guilty. Lupin thereupon sets out to solve the mystery himself. By impersonating an officer of the law and dodging his enemies successfully, he aids the police in catching the real criminal and, after making his identity known, escapes the net thrown out for him. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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