Framed (1927)

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Based on the George W. Sutton Jr. story Dawn of My Tomorrow, Framed turned out to be another winner for box-office "reliable" Milton Sills. The story begins with the court-martial of military officer Raoul Hilaire (Sills); thanks to a series of explanatory subtitles, we know that Hilaire is innocent of all charges, but the rest of the characters do not. Leaving France in disgrace, Hilaire heads to South America where he is hired as overseer of a Brazilian diamond mine. Here he is reintroduced to his ex-sweetheart Diane Laurens (Natalie Kingston), whose husband Alphone (E. J. Radcliffe) is the man who framed Hilaire on the jewel-robbery charge that got him booted from the army. After rescuing Diane from a mudslide, Hilaire decides to confront his accuser -- only to find that Alphonse has been satisfactorily hoist on his own petard. Deciding that his old enemy has been punished enough, Hilaire returns to the arms of his true love.

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courtmartial, dishonorable-discharge, false-accusation, fight, frame-up, honor [recognition], love, officer, rescue, reunion