Great War Theatre

Examiner of Plays' Summary:

A 'crookplay' with original details. The central character of Max Carrados, the blind detective who has figured before. There are three crooks, Darragh, his wife Violet who poses as his sister and Kato a Japanese. The design to rob an American attache, Hulse. Kato supposes it to be of £10,000, but really it is of the usual "Documents" to be sold to Germany: Kato is kept in the dark for fear of his patriotic scruples. The scheme is to have a dinner jacket made like Hulse's, with a pocket sewn up and containing a dummy "document", as he always so carries the document. Kato takes Hulse on at jujitsu and Darragh changes the coats. But the blind detective of course discovers this and contrives to change the coats back. Then Kato finds out about the document and nearly jujitsus Darragh to death as a patriotic Japanese, but a policeman comes in about the house showing a light and intervenes. Recommended for License, G. S. Street

Licensed On: 8 Apr 1918

License Number: 1511

British Library Reference: LCP1918/7

British Library Classmark: Add MS 66189 K


22 Apr 1918 Chelsea Palace, LondonUnknown Licensed Performance