Face to Face (1920)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |  
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Although this mystery was released in 1922, the outmoded fashions worn by the women show that it was shot a couple of years earlier -- skirt lengths rose considerably in two years' time. The film company had good reason to hold back this Marguerite Marsh vehicle, as it was poorly constructed and probably should have stayed on the shelf. When John W. Weston (Richard Stewart) is found dead of a gunshot wound, a burglar and cocaine addict, Bert Manners (William Kendall), is accused of the murder. But Helen Marsley (Marsh), a friend of Weston's daughter, Grace (Edna Holman), thinks the man is innocent and decides to investigate. She proves Manners didn't do it, and then accuses Weston's brother, Martin Hartley (Joseph Marba), of the deed. It turns out that Weston actually committed suicide, but Hartley is guilty of stealing some valuable bonds.Marguerite Marsh, incidentally, was the sister of screen star Mae Marsh.

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addiction, burglary, child, detective, drugs, false-accusation, father, friendship, investigation, murder