The Detective's Stratagem (1913)

In his moment of weakness, the bank thieves prevented the young cashier from becoming that against which his heart rebelled, a thief. Evidence however, was against him. The detective's ... See full summary »

Writer:

John J.A. Gibney (story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
James Cooley James Cooley ... The Bank Clerk
Claire McDowell ... Kate, the Bank Clerk's Sweetheart
Harry Carey ... Keene, the Detective
Charles West Charles West ... First Plotter (as Charles H. West)
Joseph McDermott Joseph McDermott ... Second Plotter
Hector V. Sarno Hector V. Sarno ... Bartender
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August ... The Bank President (unconfirmed)
Frank Norcross Frank Norcross ... In Detective Agency
Raoul Walsh ... Gang's Driver
Edit

Storyline

In his moment of weakness, the bank thieves prevented the young cashier from becoming that against which his heart rebelled, a thief. Evidence however, was against him. The detective's clever unwinding of threads saved both his own and his sweetheart's happiness. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1913 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Rather weak on probability
20 January 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The story is rather weak on probability, but is well acted and has its measure of suspense. Its great short-coming is that the hero is made weak enough to be a thief when his parents need money and yet the picture's development tries to make us deem him innocent. The police and detective scenes are snappy, but we have seen plenty like them as good. - The Moving Picture World, December 6, 1913


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed