The Hand at the Window (1918)

Mystery | 21 April 1918

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Fingerprint ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Fingerprint . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
27 Apr 18
p. 1694.
MPN
4 May 18
p. 2663, 2720
MPW
4 May 18
p. 746.
Variety
12 Oct 18
p. 275.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
pp. 1104-05.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "In the Spring" by John A. Moroso in Collier's National Weekly (12 Jan 1918).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Fingerprint
Release Date:
21 April 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

New York police detective Roderick Moran interrupts the wedding of counterfeitor Tony Brachieri with a warrant for the notorious criminal's arrest. As Tony is being locked up, he swears that he will exact vengeance when Roderick marries. Roderick later proposes to the mysterious but beautiful Laura Bowers, and although he is jittery before the wedding, his fears are quelled by the news that Tony has been killed in an attempted prison break. Soon after the newlyweds move into their cottage, however, Roderick is nearly killed by a shot fired through the window. The police are baffled when they find only Tony's fingerprint on the sill. After Roderick's recovery, he learns that Laura, actually a Secret Service agent, has tracked down the culprit: Tony's wife, the Calabrian Kid, who had sworn to her husband on their fateful wedding day that she would obtain ... +


New York police detective Roderick Moran interrupts the wedding of counterfeitor Tony Brachieri with a warrant for the notorious criminal's arrest. As Tony is being locked up, he swears that he will exact vengeance when Roderick marries. Roderick later proposes to the mysterious but beautiful Laura Bowers, and although he is jittery before the wedding, his fears are quelled by the news that Tony has been killed in an attempted prison break. Soon after the newlyweds move into their cottage, however, Roderick is nearly killed by a shot fired through the window. The police are baffled when they find only Tony's fingerprint on the sill. After Roderick's recovery, he learns that Laura, actually a Secret Service agent, has tracked down the culprit: Tony's wife, the Calabrian Kid, who had sworn to her husband on their fateful wedding day that she would obtain revenge. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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