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Sphinx. The Sphinx was created by Francis Ford (Ala Kasarib, Lucille Love, Joe Master, Officer 444) and appeared in the movie serial The Purple Mask (1917).

The Sphinx is a noted American detective named Phil Kelly. Kelly is called in to handle a band of jewel thieves who are rampaging across the Continent and who are led by Patricia Montez. The beautiful Montez is high in Parisian society but as the "Queen of the Apaches" leads the gang of jewel thieves. The Sphinx catches her at the end.

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