Advertised as a "crook society comedy," Columbia's Obey the Law features Bert Lytell in a role not unlike his frequent screen persona of The Lone Wolf. Lytell plays a smooth thief who steals a valuable jewel as a wedding present for Edna Murphy, his best friend's daughter. Unfortunately, his friend, an ex-convict who has kept his criminal past a secret from his daughter, is accused of the crime. After wrestling with his conscience, Lytell confesses to the misdeed and turns himself over to the law. All ends happily when Murphy's wealthy fiancee declares that the fact his future father-in-law was once a jailbird doesn't phase him in the least.
by Hal Erickson synopsis