Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Barton Mystery was adapted from a play by Walter Hackett, previously filmed as a silent in 1920. Carried over from the earlier version is veteran British stage actor Lyn Harding, cast as a slimy blackmailer. When Harding is murdered, suspicion falls upon one of his extortion victims. To save this unfortunate fellow, the woman he loves confesses to the crime. But everything ends up happily when the real killer fesses up.
aristocracy, con/scam, confession [criminal], eccentric, false-accusation, investigation, killing, murder, robbery, scheme, self-defense, victim, widow/widower