The Ivory Snuff Box (1915)

Genres - Action, Spy Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |  
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Ivory Snuff Box was based on an espionage novel by Frederick Arnold Kummer. Stage star Holbrook Blinn plays an American spy who is dispatched to save the French from defeat at the hands of the Germans. The "maguffin" in the proceedings is the titular snuff box, which contains the....shhhh!....missing papers. The insidious Huns attempt to force Blinn's wife to reveal the whereabouts of the snuff box by subjecting her husband to deadly ultra-violet rays. Whoever said that James Bond was a brand-new idea in the 1950s?

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war, abuse, agent [representative], America, capture, conquest, espionage, Germany, husband, ivory, plans, ray [beam], secret-plan, secrets, Secret-Service, snuff-box, torture, wife, boxing