Red Lights (1923)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This mystery-melodrama had a lot of action and featured a good cast. Railroad magnate Luke Carson (William Worthington) has finally tracked his long-lost daughter Ruth (Marie Prevost) to Los Angeles. But there are some strange happenings around the girl; in her hotel room she is haunted by threats of death that are accompanied by red lights. The weird goings-on continue as she boards a train for the East. Although her fiancé John Blake (Johnnie Walker) can't accompany her, he leaves her in the care of "crime deflector" Sheridan Scott (Raymond Griffith, who plays this humorous character to the hilt). Trap doors and sliding panels abound on the train, and various people appear and disappear. The Pullman containing Ruth, her father, and the rest of their party is cut loose and speeds to certain destruction. But Blake saves the day, and Scott solves the mystery -- the perpetrator of all these odd and potentially deadly tricks is Carson's crazed brother Ezra (Jean Hersholt), who is in league with some crooked lawyers.

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daughter, President, railroad