Eugene Aram (1915)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Melodrama  |  
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In this silent tragic crime drama, an impoverished fellow becomes so desperate that he goes along with a plot to murder a rich man. He goes to do the killing and much to his surprise, discovers that someone has beaten him to the punch. Later his fortune abruptly changes when he receives a generous inheritance. He falls in love and is preparing to marry when the vindictive son of the late tycoon shows up and accuses him of murder. It was the real killer who tipped off the son. The fellow ends up convicted of the crime. Meanwhile, his delicate fiancee dies from shock and grief. He becomes so bereaved that he welcomes the hangman's noose around his neck.

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false-accusation, inheritance, murder, poverty, son, tycoon