Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ralph Ince both directs and stars in the silent crime melodrama Chicago After Midnight. Ince plays a gang leader who is betrayed by his rival, James Mason. After 15 years in the slammer, Ince returns to murder Mason. He pins the crime on Robert Seiter, the sweetheart of cabaret dancer Jola Mendez. Then he has to undo all this when he discovers that Jola is actually his long-lost daughter. Chicago After Midnight is one of several products from Hollywood's first gangster cycle, which spawned such classics as Underworld and Walking Back.
gang-leader, betrayal, dance-hall-girl, frame-up, revenge, rival, daughter, prison