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Based on a play by prolific writer and journalist Joseph Jefferson Farjeon, this comedic yet suspenseful remake of a 1928 silent film follows the adventures of Detective Gilbert Fordyce in his efforts to capture a gang of jewel thieves. The discovery of a dead man at a mysterious house (Number 17) leads Fordyce on a twisting trail of disappearing bodies and hidden loot. The detective seeks necessary assistance from the gang leader’s girlfriend, and his pursuit of the criminals eventually culminates in an exciting chase involving a train and a bus.