It Is the Law (1924)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Herbert Heyes, a prominent stage and screen actor of the teens and twenties (and the father of writer/director Douglas Heyes), stars in It is the Law. Heyes is framed for murder by Arthur Hohl, who is jealous over the fact that he lost his girl friend Mimi Palmieri to Heyes. The man killed by Hohl was his wealthy exact double, whose identity Hohl assumes. Years later, justice is belatedly served when Heyes kills Hohl-then is let off the hook because he can't be tried twice for the same murder! It is the Law was adapted from a play by Elmer Rice and Hayden Talbott.

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convict, criminal, false-accusation, injustice, investigation, killing, lawyer, mistaken-identity, murder, prison, release, revenge