Fugitives (1929)

Genres - Action, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Escape Film  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Accused of murdering her employer, nightclub vocalist Alice Carroll (Madge Bellamy) is vigorously prosecuted in court by ambitious young DA Dick Starr (Don Terry). After Alice is sent to prison, however, Starr begins having second thoughts. He ends up helping her escape from jail so that she can help him prove her innocence. Alice returns the favor by rescuing Starr from the genuine murderers. Based on a story by journalist Richard Harding Davis (who seldom allowed himself to be confused by the facts), Fugitives was one of the last Fox silent films before the studio switched over exclusively to the Movietone sound process.

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boss [employer], District-Attorney, escape, false-accusation, false-conviction, fugitive, gangster, innocence, investigation, killing, lawyer, murder, name-clearing, nightclub, prison, rescue, songwriter