Elusive Isabel (1916)

A conspiracy to take over the world is uncovered when several Latin diplomats visit the United States.


Stuart Paton




Cast overview:
Florence Lawrence ... Isabel Thorne
Sidney Bracey ... Luiigi
Harry F. Millarde ... Hamilton Grimm (as Harry Millarde)
Wallis Clark ... Prince D'Abruzzi (as Wallace Clark)
William Welsh William Welsh ... Chief Campbell
Paul Panzer ... Coount Rosini
Jack Newton Jack Newton ... Señor Rodriguez
Sonia Marcelle Sonia Marcelle ... Señorita Rodriguez (as Sonia Marcel)


This photoplay is based on the theory that Latin nations might combine their interests and rule the universe. Representatives assemble in Washington to formulate and sign a compact which, if negotiated on American soil, would violate the neutrality of this country. There comes from Europe to assist in perfecting the arrangements a clever diplomatic spy. Her presence here attracts governmental attention and through following this elusive young woman the plotters are finally apprehended, and their purpose thwarted. To this end the most skillful operative in the United States Secret Service is entrusted with the work of finding out why "Elusive Isabel" is here and to foil the plotters in their intrigue. To make matters more interesting the Secret Service agent is in love with Isabel and while he follows her through various sensational episodes, he is greatly disturbed in realizing that the woman he loves is engaged in such unfriendly actions toward this government. The purpose of the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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That Great Story of Love, Intrigue & the Secret Service by Jacques Futrelle



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A must see film!
22 December 2015 | by twin6steveSee all my reviews

Would love to see this movie, the first in history to mention and have Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles! It's a great novel of the same name and was directed by Stuart Paton, who directed 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea in 1920. Again, a first in extensive use of underwater cameras.

I recommend first reading Elusive Isabel, by Jaques Futrelle before seeing this movie. Actually any of the many mysteries written by him are each polished gems. I am so glad he wrote as many mysteries as he did - before his untimely death. Lost at sea in 1912 on the Titanic, of all places.

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15 May 1916 (USA) See more »

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