Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Barnes Murder Case was originally released in Great Britain as The Conspirators. A complex, chinese-puzzle story by E. Phillips Oppenheim was the source of this 5-reel thriller. Moore Marriott plays a British gentleman who is confronted by a blackmailer. To save his son's good name, Marriot kills the extortionist. Innocent Betty Faire is accused of the crime, but Marriot solves everyone's problems by assuming a false identity, among other things. One of the last British silent films, The Barnes Murder Case was held back from release until 1930, then fitted out with a music and sound effects track.
killing, blackmail, English [nationality], extramarital-affair, false-accusation, father, girl, letter, love, murder, royalty, son