The Ace of Scotland Yard

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The Ace of Scotland Yard
Directed byRay Taylor
Produced byHenry MacRae
Written byHarold M. Atkinson
StarringCrauford Kent
Monte Montague
Grace Cunard
CinematographyJohn Hickson
Edited byAlvin Todd
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 30, 1929 (1929-09-30) (United States)
Running time
10 chapters (215 minutes)
CountryUnited States

The Ace of Scotland Yard is a 1929 Universal movie serial. It was the first partial sound serial released by Universal Pictures (although the 69th serial released, including the silent serials).

Universal announced this as the first talking serial, but that title is generally agreed to belong to Mascot Pictures' The King of the Kongo (1929). It was released in both sound and silent versions. The serial is presumed to be lost.[1]


Retired CID inspector Angus Blake tries to catch a jewel thief named The Queen of Diamonds from stealing a valuable ring (which, according to legend, carries a curse) from Lord Blanton.


  • Crauford Kent as Angus Blake, retired CID Inspector
  • Monte Montague as Jarvis, Blake's servant
  • Grace Cunard as Queen of Diamonds, famous jewel thief disguised as Lord Blanton's housekeeper Mary Duveen
  • Florence Allen as Lady Diana Blanton, Lord Blanton's daughter
  • Herbert Prior as Lord Blanton, owner of the cursed ring
  • Albert Prisco as Prince Darius, desires the ring and hires the Queen of Diamonds to steal it

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. The Fatal Circlet
  2. A Cry in the Night
  3. The Dungeon of Doom
  4. Menace of the Mummy
  5. The Depths of Limehouse
  6. Dead or Alive
  7. Shadows of Fear
  8. The Baited Trap
  9. A Battle of Wits
  10. The Fatal Judgement

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Ace of Scotland Yard". Retrieved 27 June 2007.

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