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The Gloves of Ptames
The Gloves of Ptames

The Gloves of Ptames 1914


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The Gloves of Ptames 1914

10 mins United Kingdom

The early 20th century Egyptology craze is put to comic use in this neatly done 'trick' film. An English gent receives a pair of ancient Egyptian gloves by his archaeologist uncle. But when he puts them on, everything he touches disappears! The gloves pass from one unhappy owner to another, until they fall into the hands of a wily tramp who uses them for his own dishonest ends...

This film was later reissued as Mysterious Gloves. Frustratingly, the only surviving copy of the film is missing some 60 feet, so we don't see if the villain gets his comeuppance - although we can guess... The tramp is played by Fred Rains, father of the more famous Claude Rains, star of The Invisible Man and Hitchcock's Notorious.




1914 on Film




United Kingdom



Production company

Martin Film Company

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