GenreComedy, Mystery EditorFrank Sullivan CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 9, 1928 (1928-06-09) WriterChester M. Franklin (screenplay), Chester M. Franklin (story), Robert E. Hopkins (titles), Robert Lord (screenplay), Robert Lord (story) CastKarl Dane (The House Detective), George K. Arthur (The Bellhop), Marceline Day (Lois), Tenen Holtz (Orloff), Felecia Drenova (Mrs. Winters) GenresComedy, Silent film, Mystery Similar moviesThe Red Mill (1927), Speedway (1929), The Boob (1926), The Cameraman (1928), Sidewalk Stories (1989)
Detectives is a 1928 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Chester Franklin with elements of the old-house melodrama genre. The film is another outing for Karl Dane, George K. Arthur and Marceline Day. Clips of the film appeared in Robert Youngson's MGM's Big Parade of Comedy in 1965. One scene has George K. Arthur disappearing while within the hanging covers of a large canopy bed.
The film is preserved by MGM. A trailer is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.