Feet of Clay (1917)
Mystery

Brandsby Mordant, a Scotland Yard detective with a brilliant future, in trying to extricate his nephew, Charles Eaton, from a band of crooks, of which he is a member, is caught in a net of circumstantial evidence during a robbery, and with...See moreBrandsby Mordant, a Scotland Yard detective with a brilliant future, in trying to extricate his nephew, Charles Eaton, from a band of crooks, of which he is a member, is caught in a net of circumstantial evidence during a robbery, and with other members of "The Four" is sent to Dartmoor prison. The nephew escapes. "The Four" are double-crossed by Phiney Glenn, Jeff Armstrong and Adolph Gassner, who have acted as a "fence" and now desire respectability. "The Four," in prison, never once forget their desire for revenge, and when opportunity for escape comes Mordant goes to America and begins his campaign of revenge, which includes mental tortures for Glenn, now Glenister, and Armstrong, now Strong, and death for Gassner. His crowning stroke comes when he steals Dorothy, Glenister's daughter, and tells her of her father's feet of clay, laying bare the crime and treachery on which his respectability is founded. It is Mordant's supreme moment, but he experiences the futility of revenge when he learns that Dorothy is not Glenister's own daughter, but is the daughter of Charles Eaton, whom Glenister has adopted "to make things right." In the meantime detectives are closing in on Mordant and it is only through the quick wit of Marie Marat, who has accompanied him from Europe, that he finds safety and an opportunity for a better life. Written by Moving Picture World, December 3, 1917 See less
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Nov 2, 1917 (United States)

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Barney Furey
Brandsby Mordant (as Barney Fury) Brandsby Mordant (as Barney Fury)   See fewer
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Tom Morgan
Jeremiah Pew Jeremiah Pew   See fewer
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Harry MacPherson
Herbert Grodney (as Harry F. McPherson) Herbert Grodney (as Harry F. McPherson)   See fewer
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William Marshall
James Crowley James Crowley   See fewer
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Frank Erlanger
Adolph Gassner Adolph Gassner   See fewer
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Charles Edler
Phineas Glenister (as Charles Elder) Phineas Glenister (as Charles Elder)   See fewer
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Harl McInroy
Jefferson Armstrong Jefferson Armstrong   See fewer
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Leota Lorraine
Marie Marat Marie Marat   See fewer
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Margaret Landis
Dorothy Glenister Dorothy Glenister   See fewer
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R. Henry Grey
Richard Armstrong Richard Armstrong   See fewer
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John P. Wade
Bedford (as J.P. Wade) Bedford (as J.P. Wade)   See fewer
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Bruce Smith
English Detective English Detective   See fewer
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Edward Jobson
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