A Shot in the Dark

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A Shot in the Dark

Director: Ben F. Wilson

Year: 1915

Plot: Captain Holmes and his wife, Helen, live happily at Fort Easter. They are the favorites of the regiment and the captain takes charge of all entertainments of the regiment and is also in charge of the athletic sports. A ball is given in honor of Major Nevins, who has just arrived at the Post. When Helen was a mere school girl she fancied herself in love with Nevins and wrote him a number of undated letters. Renewing his acquaintance at the ball, Nevins makes himself decidedly offensive and taunts her with the letters. The next night, while Holmes is at headquarters, Helen receives a letter from Nevins saying that, if she will come to his rooms at once, he will give her the letters. Helen goes to Nevins' apartments and instead of giving her the letters he taunts her. Holmes, who has been directed to deliver an order to Nevins enters the house unannounced, the front door being open. As he is about to make his presence known, he hears his wife's voice and listens at the portieres. Helen pleads. Nevins insults her. A shot comes from behind the portieres and Holmes staggers into the room, his revolver falling to the floor. Nevins falls dead. At the trial, Saka, Nevins' Japanese servant, confesses that he killed Nevins to avenge the honor of his sister. His testimony explains how the shooting was accomplished.—Moving Picture World synopsis
Original Title: A Shot in the Dark
Director: Ben F. Wilson
Writer: Dwight Cleveland , Ben F. Wilson
Type: movie
Year: 1915
Genres: Short, Drama
Cast: Ben F. Wilson , Dorothy Phillips , Joseph W. Girard
Countries: United States
Languages: None , English
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 11 May 1915 (USA)
Production Companies: Rex Motion Picture Company
Distributors: Universal Film Manufacturing Company