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A pre-release title for the film was The Face of Prentice Teller ... More Less

A pre-release title for the film was The Face of Prentice Teller . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Sep 17
p. 684.
MPW
29 Sep 17
p. 2007.
NYDM
22 Sep 17
p. 26.
Variety
27 Jul 17
p. 28.
Wid's
20 Sep 17
p. 600.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Face of Prentice Teller
Release Date:
17 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 August 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11314
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Police headquarters has been plagued by a series of robberies, culminating in the theft of a priceless necklace smuggled from Europe. The detectives are on the track of a gang led by master thief Ramon Mordant and his accomplice known as "the Face" because of his twisted and hideous countenance. Among the detectives on the case is undercover agent Clara Hawthorne, masquerading as a mysterious, glamorous woman. The Face and Clara play a cat and mouse game until, while they are both in pursuit of Mordant, the Face secures the necklace and turns it over to Clara, at the same time revealing himself to be Prentice Tiller, chief of the Secret ... +


Police headquarters has been plagued by a series of robberies, culminating in the theft of a priceless necklace smuggled from Europe. The detectives are on the track of a gang led by master thief Ramon Mordant and his accomplice known as "the Face" because of his twisted and hideous countenance. Among the detectives on the case is undercover agent Clara Hawthorne, masquerading as a mysterious, glamorous woman. The Face and Clara play a cat and mouse game until, while they are both in pursuit of Mordant, the Face secures the necklace and turns it over to Clara, at the same time revealing himself to be Prentice Tiller, chief of the Secret Service. +

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Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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