Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Wallace Reid could have appeared in a filmed version of the classified ads and made a fortune for his home studio of Paramount. In the inconsequential Alias Mike Moran, Reid plays a craven coward who pays a former convict to take his place in uniform during World War 1. When the imposter is killed, the conscience-stricken Reid redeems himself by serving valiantly in the Canadian army. He loses a hand in battle, but wins the love of Ann Little. Alias Mike Moran was based on the Frederick Orin Bartlett story Open Sesame.
con/scam, conflict, convict, dye, ex-convict, fortune [wealth], honor [recognition], life-choices, redemption, reform [improve], responsibility