One Million Dollars (1915)

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One Million Dollars is considerably more than the budget of this well-paced little melodrama. William Faversham plays criminologist Richard Duvall, a bush-league Sherlock who rescues an heiress (Carlotta de Felice) from poverty. The titular million bucks has been expropriated by the cad (Henry Bergman) who married the girl's aunt (Mayme Kelso). Along the way, Duvall saves the life and earns the undying gratitude of a Buddhist priest, an act of largesse that figures neatly into the plot's outcome. Set in India, One Million Dollars was actually lensed on the old Metro lot in Los Angeles.

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robbery, aristocracy, aunt, Buddhism, criminology, damsel-in-distress, fortune [wealth], inheritance, monk, priest