The Drums of Jeopardy (1923)

Mystery, Melodrama | November 1923

Director:

Eddie Dillon

Writer:

Arthur Hoerl

Cinematographer:

James Diamond

Production Designer:

Horace Jackson

Production Company:

Hoffman Productions
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HISTORY

The 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Edward Dillon was currently directing the first sequence of the film, which takes place inside a Russian ... More Less

The 15 Sep 1923 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Edward Dillon was currently directing the first sequence of the film, which takes place inside a Russian palace. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
15 Sep 1923
p. 710.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Drums of Jeopardy by Harold MacGrath (New York, 1920).
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Hoffman Productions
Copyright Date:
10 March 1924
Copyright Number:
LP19983
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,529
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Grand Duke Alexis of Russia gives to his private secretary, Jerome Hawksley, two priceless emeralds, set in the heads of drums, which allegedly exert a sinister power over their owner. Gregor Karlov notes their value and attempts to steal them in New York City, where they have been sent for safekeeping. Karlov kills Banker Burrows, the man to whom the jewels were entrusted, and kidnaps Hawksley. Burrows' daughter, Dorothy, and Cutty, a secret service man, trace Karlov to a cafe, and there Karlov is killed in a fight. Hawksley marries Dorothy, and the jewels are returned to ... +


Grand Duke Alexis of Russia gives to his private secretary, Jerome Hawksley, two priceless emeralds, set in the heads of drums, which allegedly exert a sinister power over their owner. Gregor Karlov notes their value and attempts to steal them in New York City, where they have been sent for safekeeping. Karlov kills Banker Burrows, the man to whom the jewels were entrusted, and kidnaps Hawksley. Burrows' daughter, Dorothy, and Cutty, a secret service man, trace Karlov to a cafe, and there Karlov is killed in a fight. Hawksley marries Dorothy, and the jewels are returned to him. +

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