Going Straight (1916)

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After they become parents, crooks Grace and John Remington (Norma Talmadge and Ralph Lewis) go straight, and John becomes a very successful businessman. Their past catches up with them when a former associate, Jimmy Briggs (Eugene Pallette), comes around and begins blackmailing John. John gets fed up with Briggs' incessant demands and tries to send him away. But Briggs threatens to send Grace -- who has never done time -- to jail unless John helps him out with a robbery. John is forced to comply. The house to be robbed happens to belong to a wealthy friend of the Remingtons, and Grace is spending the night there with her three children (Nino Fovieri, Francis Carpenter, and Fern Collier). John solves his dilemma by tossing Briggs off a window ledge. Apparently, he doesn't have to pay for this particular crime, because the film ends with the couple apparently living happily ever after.