Detectives (1928 film)

Detectives is a 1928 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Chester Franklin with elements of the old-house melodrama genre. The film is another outing for Karl Dane, George K. Arthur and Marceline Day. Clips of the film appeared in Robert Youngson's MGM's Big Parade of Comedy in 1965. One scene has George K. Arthur disappearing while within the hanging covers of a large canopy bed.[1][2][3]

Directed byChester M. Franklin
Written byChester Franklin(story,scenario)
Robert Lord(story, scenario)
Produced byLouis B. Mayer
StarringKarl Dane
George K. Arthur
CinematographyJohn Arnold
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • June 9, 1928 (1928-06-09)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film is preserved by MGM.[4] A trailer is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[5]



  1. ^ Detectives at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Detectives(Wayback)
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Detectives
  5. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.43 c.1978 by The American Film Institute

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