The Conspiracy (1914)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Dec 10, 1914 (USA - Unknown)  |  
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Already a veteran filmmaker by 1914 (he would make his last picture in 1958), Allan Dwan occupied the director's seat in Conspiracy. Future screenwriter/director John Emerson stars as a mystery novelist who gets tangled up in a real-life melodrama. Essential to the action are a lady detective (Lois Meredith), a jittery dope addict and several secondary good and bad eggs. Dwan called the shots in his customary business-like fashion, and the result was four solid reels of thrills and laughter. Star Emerson also co-wrote the stage play on which Conspiracy was based.

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mystery-writer, detective, mystery [whodunit]