~The Fatal Clues~

Carlyle Blackwell ... Roy Harper - a Criminologist
Louise Glaum ... Ethel Hawkins
Raymond Hadley ... Hawkins - Ethel's Husband
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Kalem Company

Distribution Company: General Film Company

Length: 2 Reels
Runtime: 20 Minutes
Released: February 14, 1914
~Plot Synopsis~
The police request Roy to aid them in tracking the murderer of Langham, found slain in his room at
the Piermont Hotel. In looking over the scene of the crime, Roy finds an unset emerald on the floor. A
peach bearing tooth-marks is also found by the criminologist. Roy's suspicion is directed toward
Hawkins, a society man, who has the suite next to the murdered man's room. Searching the suspect's
rooms, Roy finds a fob from which the stone is missing. The emerald fits the setting perfectly. The
criminologist takes up his quarters in the murdered man's room. Hiding in the closet, he hears
Hawkins stealthily enter and search for something. Later, he succeeds in securing an invitation to
dinner from the society man. As they sit at the table, Hawkins reaches over and selects a peach from
the fruit bowl. He bites into it. His attention is distracted and the man lays the fruit down. Roy steals
the peach. Hawkins discovers the fruit has disappeared. The suspect attempts to shoot the
criminologist, but the man is seized and placed under arrest. Taken to police headquarters, Hawkins
breaks down and confesses his guilt.

—Moving Picture World synopsis