Released as part of producer Trem Carr's "Famous Authors" series, this silent whodunit was based on a 1912 story by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. Thomas Curran, as elderly Silas Lathrop, comes into possession of a jewel stolen from the brow of a sacred Indian idol. The gem, unfortunately, brings nothing but trouble and Silas hurriedly prepares a new will. The old man is promptly murdered, but who among his heirs is the killer? This time, however, the butler didn't do it, said factotum being in reality detective Bertram Chisholm (Carl Stockdale) in disguise. Lila Lee headed a cast of mostly veteran players, which also included Ray Hallor, Adele Watson and George K. French. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson was no newcomer to the screen either, having penned the 1916 mystery series Who's Guilty.
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