A Girl at Bay (1919)

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This thoroughly implausible detective drama was adapted from a magazine story, Hunt the Woman by Joseph Gollomb. Mary Allen (Corinne Griffith) groggily comes to in her apartment to find Judge Robert Craigin dead and a paper knife in her hand. She flees in a panic, and, to escape detection, she goes to the most obvious place -- she gets herself hired as secretary to Craigin's younger brother, Bruce (Walter Miller). Craigin gets noted criminologist Frank Galt (Harry Davenport) on the case, and with the help of Detective Hooker (Walter Horton), they build a case against Mary. By now, Mary and Craigin have fallen in love. Galt encourages Craigin to wed Mary, and to note how she decorates their home. It turns out amazingly like the apartment where Craigin's brother was found dead. It looks like the law has caught up with Mary, but then Thomas Gray (Denton Vane), a sworn enemy of the elder Craigin, steps forward. He confesses that he perpetrated the murder after Mary fainted, and he put the knife in Mary's hand.