The Man from Downing Street
|The Man from Downing Street|
Still with Earle Williams (disguised as a Rajah) and Betty Ross Clarke
|Directed by||Edward José|
|Written by||Lottie Horner|
Bradley J. Smollen
Charles Hill Mailes
|Cinematography||Ernest F. Smith|
|Distributed by||Vitagraph Studios|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, Captain Robert Kent (Williams) of the London secret service is assigned to Delhi to discover the person responsible for the passing out of government information from the British Commission in India. He is disguised as a Rajah and is the guest of Colonel Wentworth (Mailes), who has charge of the district. Wentworth is the only one who knows Kent's identity, and the two follow up on one clue after another as several person become implicated. Finally, only two men remain as the logical perpetrators of the deed. To catch the guilty party, Kent confides to the Colonel that he has issued instructions to the London office to send cables to each of the two suspects on two different matters of commercial importance with the idea being that the subsequent leak of information would reveal the guilty party. The plan works and guilt is attached to Captain Graves (Prior), whom Colonel Wentworth claims has started a rumor on the subject suggested in one of the cables. However, the fact that the Colonel has accused Captain Graves proves that the Colonel was the guilty party as Captain Kent announces that neither of the two cables had ever been sent. Trapped, the Colonel is forced to confess.
- Earle Williams as Capt. Robert Kent
- Charles Hill Mailes as Col. Wentworth
- Boris Karloff as Maharajah Jehan
- Betty Ross Clarke as Doris Burnham
- Kathryn Adams as Norma Graves
- Herbert Prior as Capt. Graves
- Eugenia Gilbert as Sarissa
- James Butler as Lt. Wyndham
- George Stanley as Sir Edward Craig
- Henry A. Barrows as Maj. Barnham
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Man from Downing Street". Silent Era. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
- "Reviews: The Man from Downing Street". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (14): 57. April 1, 1922.
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