Behind the Curtain (1924)

Genres - Mystery  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Laura Bailey (Winifred Bryson) is the mistress of wealthy George Belmont (Charles Clary), and she is scared of losing her meal ticket. She goes to a psychic, Professor Gregorious (Eric Mayne), who tells her he sees death and disaster lurking around her. Shortly thereafter, Laura's sister, Sylvia (Lucille Ricksen), runs off with Belmont's son, Hugh (John Harron, the brother of Griffith protégé Robert Harron). Belmont is furious because he thinks that Laura orchestrated the elopement. He offers his mistress 20 thousand dollars to separate her sister from Hugh, but she refuses. When Belmont is found murdered, Laura becomes a suspect, as does Slug Gorman (George Cooper), a thug found nearby. They're convicted before the real killer is sussed out by the district attorney (Clarence Geldert).



con/scam, gangster, lawyer, spiritualism, victim