The Ace of Scotland Yard
Directed by Ray Taylor
Produced by Henry MacRae
Written by Harold M. Atkinson
Starring Crauford Kent
Monte Montague
Grace Cunard
Florence Allen
Herbert Prior
Albert Prisco
Cinematography John Hickson
Editing by Alvin Todd
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 30 September 1929
Running time 10 chapters (215 min)
Country United States
Language English

The Ace of Scotland Yard (1929) is a Universal movie serial. It was the first partial sound serial released by Universal Pictures (although the 69th serial released, including the silent serials).

Universal announced this as the first talking serial, but that title is generally agreed to belong to Mascot Pictures' The King of the Kongo (1929). It was released in both sound and silent versions. The serial is presumed to be lost.[1]


Retired CID inspector Angus Blake tries to catch a jewel thief named The Queen of Diamonds from stealing a valuable ring (which, according to legend, carries a curse) from Lord Blanton.


  • Crauford Kent as Angus Blake, retired CID Inspector
  • Monte Montague as Jarvis, Blake's servant
  • Grace Cunard as Queen of Diamonds, famous jewel thief disguised as Lord Blanton's housekeeper Mary Duveen
  • Florence Allen as Lady Diana Blanton, Lord Blanton's daughter
  • Herbert Prior as Lord Blanton, owner of the cursed ring
  • Albert Prisco as Prince Darius, desires the ring and hires the Queen of Diamonds to steal it

Chapter titlesEdit

  1. The Fatal Circlet
  2. A Cry in the Night
  3. The Dungeon of Doom
  4. Menace of the Mummy
  5. The Depths of Limehouse
  6. Dead or Alive
  7. Shadows of Fear
  8. The Baited Trap
  9. A Battle of Wits
  10. The Fatal Judgement


  1. Silent Era, retrieved 27th June 2007

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