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The Flying Torpedo

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Cinematography  George W. Hill
Country  United States
3.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Produced by  D. W. Griffith
Duration  
The Flying Torpedo movie poster
Cast  John Emerson, Spottiswoode Aitken, W.E. Lawrence, Fred J. Butler, Raymond Wells, Lucille Young
Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Director  John B. OBrien Christy Cabanne
Release date  March 12, 1916 (1916-03-12)
Writer  Robert M. Baker, John Emerson, D.W. Griffith
Directors  Christy Cabanne, John B. OBrien
Related Christy Cabanne movies  Beyond the Rainbow (1922), Flirting with Fate (1916), Graft (1931), Scared to Death (1947), Sensation Hunters (1945)

The Flying Torpedo is a 1916 American silent drama directed by John B. O'Brien and Christy Cabanne. The film was written by John Emerson (who also stars), Robert M. Baker and D. W. Griffith (who was not credited). The film is now considered lost.

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The Flying Torpedo Age of Aces Books The Flying Torpedo by Frederick Blakeslee

Synopsis

Set in 1921, the film centers around the character of novelist Winthrop Clavering (Emerson), known as "The World's Greatest Detective". Clavering befriends young inventor Bartholomew Thompson (Spottiswoode Aitken), who has just invented a radio controlled flying bomb (weaponry that would come to be known as guided missiles). Bartholomew is soon murdered by spies, described as "yellow men from the East" in the film, who steal his new invention. Clavering and his Swedish maid Hulda (Bessie Love) set out to find the spies who have been invading the United States. Clavering and Hulda catch up with spies just as they invade California and force them out of the country with the same device they stole.

Eric von Stroheim played a small supporting role as an evil German officer.

Cast

  • John Emerson as Winthrop Clavering
  • Spottiswoode Aitken as Bartholomew Thompson
  • W. E. Lawrence as William Haverman
  • Fred J. Butler as Chief of International Crooks
  • Raymond Wells as Accomplice
  • Lucille Young as Accomplice
  • Eric von Stroheim as Accomplice
  • Viola Barry as Adelaide E. Thompson
  • Bessie Love as Hulda
  • Ralph Lewis as Head of the Board
  • References

    The Flying Torpedo Wikipedia
    The Flying Torpedo IMDb The Flying Torpedo themoviedb.org


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