The Hope Diamond Mystery

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The Hope Diamond Mystery
Poster of the movie The Hope Diamond Mystery.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Stuart Paton
Written by John B. Clymer
Charles W. Goddard
May Yohé
Starring Harry Carter
Grace Darmond
Distributed by Kosmic Film Co.
Release dates
  • February 19, 1921 (1921-02-19)
Running time 15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Hope Diamond Mystery is a 1921 American action film serial directed by Stuart Paton and featuring Boris Karloff.[1] The film survives with a copy at the Library of Congress.[1]



Tinted scenes and title cards were used to give the effect of rings of multicoloured light coming from the diamond of the title when in the presence of Karloff, as the High Priest.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: The Hope Diamond Mystery". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut. "14. The Villains "All Bad, All Mad"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 351. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. "so that when Karloff rubbed his hands in glee over the Diamond, it gave off rings of multicoloured light." 

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