Burglar by Proxy (1919)

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This Jack Pickford farce comedy was a clinker, but it wasn't totally the star's lackluster performance that was at fault -- director Jack Dillon had to take some of the blame, too, since he also wrote the scenario and played a major supporting role. Jack Robin (Pickford) is literally stopped in his tracks when he hears a beautiful voice coming from a house. He meets Dorothy Mason (Gloria Hope), the owner of the voice, by feigning an auto accident. While Jack is convalescing at the Masons, a crook named Spider (Dillon) steals some important papers from Dorothy's father and tries to pin the theft on Jack. Jack's mission for the rest of the film is to prove his innocence and get rid of Spider. Pickford may have been the brother of superstar Mary Pickford, but with tired material like this story, nobody seemed to care much.