Still 289-21: You don’t need a key for this kind of box

This photo (Still 289-21) is one of 5 photos that appeared in a 1920 Cinema Chat Ad for The Grim Game.

So what is going on in this photo?

Harvey Hanford [Harry Houdini] has snuck into the Cameron home to visit Mary Cameron [Ann Forrest].

They are seated in the Cameron Library by the window.

Harvey tells Mary, “You don’t need a key for this kind of box – open it like this – ”

Harvey gives the box several sharp blows on the end to jar back the lock – then opens the cover.

[Scenes 25 – 42 paraphrased from Paramount Script]

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