Conspiracy (1930)

69 mins | Melodrama, Mystery | 1930

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Producer:

William LeBaron

Cinematographer:

Nicholas Musuraca

Production Designer:

Max Rée

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

An earlier adpatation of the Robert B. Baker-John Emerson play was produced by Famous Players Film Co. in 1914 under the title The Conspiracy. That film was directed by Allan Dwan and co-starred Emerson, who recreated the role he played in the Broadway play, and Lois Meredith (See Entry).

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An earlier adpatation of the Robert B. Baker-John Emerson play was produced by Famous Players Film Co. in 1914 under the title The Conspiracy. That film was directed by Allan Dwan and co-starred Emerson, who recreated the role he played in the Broadway play, and Lois Meredith (See Entry).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Oct 1930
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Variety
15 Oct 1930
p. 29
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
William Le Baron
Prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Nick Musuraca
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SOUND
John Tribby
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Conspiracy by Robert B. Baker and John Emerson (New York, 21 Dec 1912).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
release: Mar or 10 Aug 1930; New York opening: 2 Oct 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
RKO Productions, Inc.
27 July 1930
LP1452
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
69
Length(in feet):
6,480
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Margaret Holt and her brother Victor set out to smash a narcotics ring responsible for their father's death: Victor becomes a district attorney and weaves a net around the gang and its leader Marco, alias James Morton, while Margaret becomes Marco's secretary. Marco soon discovers her duplicity and is about to have his henchmen kill her brother when she stabs him with a paper cutter; but she is too late to save Victor. In desperation, she goes to apply for shelter and meets John Howell, a young reporter looking for a story, who promises to help. Winthrop Clavering, an eccentric author of mystery stories, employs Margaret as his secretary and unravels the truth about the murder. Meanwhile, Howell learns that Victor is being held prisoner by the gangsters. Learning the identity of Margaret, Clavering summons the gang to his apartment, where they are arrested; Howell rescues Victor and wins ...

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Margaret Holt and her brother Victor set out to smash a narcotics ring responsible for their father's death: Victor becomes a district attorney and weaves a net around the gang and its leader Marco, alias James Morton, while Margaret becomes Marco's secretary. Marco soon discovers her duplicity and is about to have his henchmen kill her brother when she stabs him with a paper cutter; but she is too late to save Victor. In desperation, she goes to apply for shelter and meets John Howell, a young reporter looking for a story, who promises to help. Winthrop Clavering, an eccentric author of mystery stories, employs Margaret as his secretary and unravels the truth about the murder. Meanwhile, Howell learns that Victor is being held prisoner by the gangsters. Learning the identity of Margaret, Clavering summons the gang to his apartment, where they are arrested; Howell rescues Victor and wins Margaret.

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