By Whose Hand? (1927)

Melodrama | 15 September 1927

Director:

Walter Lang

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

J. O. Taylor

Production Designer:

Robert E. Lee

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
27 Nov 1927.
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Variety
23 Nov 1927
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 September 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24491
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,432
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mortimer, alias "Society Charlie," a well-known confidence man, becomes popular in New York nightclub circles, while Agent X-9, posing as Van Suydam Smith, a member of the smart set, is detailed to keep an eye on him. At a nightclub owned by "Tex," Smith meets Peg Hewlett, one of the entertainers, who gets him an invitation to the McShane party on a Long Island estate. During a game of bridge, Peg goes onto the terrace to join Smith; the room is plunged into darkness, and Mrs. McShane's jewels are stolen. After a series of events during which the jewels pass from one hand to another, Mortimer is exposed by Mr. Sidney, an insurance agent; and Smith, who has suspected Peg, realizes her ... +


Mortimer, alias "Society Charlie," a well-known confidence man, becomes popular in New York nightclub circles, while Agent X-9, posing as Van Suydam Smith, a member of the smart set, is detailed to keep an eye on him. At a nightclub owned by "Tex," Smith meets Peg Hewlett, one of the entertainers, who gets him an invitation to the McShane party on a Long Island estate. During a game of bridge, Peg goes onto the terrace to join Smith; the room is plunged into darkness, and Mrs. McShane's jewels are stolen. After a series of events during which the jewels pass from one hand to another, Mortimer is exposed by Mr. Sidney, an insurance agent; and Smith, who has suspected Peg, realizes her innocence. +

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