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The Black Pearl


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...more