Father and Son (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A phonograph recorder provides incriminating evidence in this mystery that centers upon a widower and his 10-year old child who receives it as a birthday present. The devoted father journeys to Paris and there falls in love with a secretive countess of dubious character. Though his father is blinded by love, the boy does not trust the woman. He rejects her at every turn which gets him in trouble with his father. After one such incident he ends up in his room where he plans to record an apology for his dad on the recorder. Meanwhile, the contess's ex-lover shows up and murders her. The widower is accused of the death. His boy claims that he is the one who killed her. In the ensuing trial, the judge asks that the record be submitted as evidence. Upon playing it, it is clear that both the widower and his son are innocent.

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killing, aristocracy, birthday, criminal, death, evidence, false-accusation, father, generation-gap, hearing [sense], hidden, house, investigation, justice, love, lover, mother, murder, negative [photo], portrait, recording, retreat [sanctuary], room, son, suspect, trial [courtroom], trip, widow/widower, wound [injury]