Exclusive Rights (1926)

Run Time - 62 min.  |  
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Exclusive Rights was inspired by Invisible Government, a story by Jerome N. Wilson. The central character is a crooked political boss who sets about to destroy an honest governor. The villain frames one of the governor's most trusted assistants on a murder charge. The price for the assistant's release is the pardon of a criminal boss whom the governor had previously sent to prison for life. In the nail-biting climax, the innocent man walks grimly to the electric chair, as the heroine rushes to the governor's office with evidence that the corrupt politico engineered the murder. Much of the film is set in a nightclub, allowing for an extended specialty number by legendary Broadway dancer-pantomimist Jimmy Savo.

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blackmail, destruction, execution, false-accusation, frame-up, government, imprisonment, murder, pardon