The only surviving thriller featuring the detective Harry Wills shows him trying to track down two stolen secret documents: a miracle formula has been stolen from a Columbian chemical works, and Wills has just 24 hours to recover it. A breath-taking hunt for the criminals ensues which was filmed in Schwerin and Rostock-Warnemünde.
The supporting feature consists of footage of the boxing match of the century, Carpentier v. Dempsey on 2. July 1921 in New Jersey. The hard-hitting duo fought in front of thousands live in the stadium and subsequently thrilled millions at the cinema:
»THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY BETWEEN JACK DEMPSEY AND GEORGES CARPENTIER«
USA 1921 | 22 mins | FORMAT digital, black & white | DIRECTOR Fred C. Quimby
Germany 1921 | 82 mins | FORMAT 35mm, tinted | DIRECTOR Hans Werckmeister | SCREENPLAY Josef Coböken | CAMERA Emil Schünemann | WITH Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Sybill Morel, Else Gerhardt