Who Killed Max? (1910)Short, Comedy · 15 October 1910
Max has been on a terrible toot and when he gets home he proceeds to break up housekeeping in a most efficacious manner. Retiring to his own room he shoots the head off a bust of Psyche and breaks up things generally. Finally, going to sleep in the midst of his chaos, he presents the appearance of having been murdered. His parents rush in and find him thus and grief-stricken send for the police. Professor Searchem, the prize pupil of Sherlock Holmes, gets on the job, and by a series of extremely clever deductions, catches the assassin and takes him to his office and summons the victim's parents to see this awful criminal. What the detective's sensations are when the parents discover that the man whom he has arrested is their own beloved son, whom they thought dead, and who in the meantime had come to life and started out on a new round of pleasure is difficult to describe.
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