The Mysterious Black Box

(Selig Polyscope Company, 1914)

Bill catches Fogg, his former boss, in a compromising situation with the stenographer, and Fogg did not fail to notice the small black box in Bill’s hands. Bill must have taken a picture, and Fogg is so focused on preventing that photo from reaching his wife that he fails to notice the romance budding between his daughter and Bill.


Starring Sidney Smith
Directed by Norval MacGregor




Image quality:



720p HD


16 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.



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