Angel Esquire (1919)

Genres - Mystery, Thriller  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Edgar Wallace's melodramatic novels have been a film staple since the World War I era. 1919's Angel Esquire is a typically exhilarating Wallace concoction about a wealthy gambler who has the last laugh on his enemies. The gambler dies without revealing the combination of his safe. He does, however, leave behind several cryptic clues, all based on "games of chance." Dick Webb stars as the "Angel" of the title. The film was directed by W. P. Kellino, a former circus acrobat who juggles his characters and plot complications as deftly as he'd once handled Indian clubs.

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Britain, millionaire, prank, society, treasure