On Thin Ice (1925)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This film is based on the novel The Dear Pretender by Alice Ross Colver. A bank is robbed, and Rose Lore (Edith Roberts) finds the money-laden satchel when it is thrown over a fence. When she turns it in, the satchel contains only newspapers and washers so she is thrown in jail. She is quickly freed, however, because the detectives are hoping she will lead them to the money. The crook who engineered the heist, Dapper Crawford (William Russell), also wants to know the money's whereabouts, so he has his henchman, Chuck White (Tom Moore), pose as Rose's long-lost brother. The two crooks go to the country with Rose, but discover that she is completely innocent. White falls in love with her and decides to reform. Crawford tracks down the real thief and plans to use Rose to blackmail him. He hasn't counted on White's interference, however, and the two men come to blows. Detectives break in and Crawford is shot to death. Before he dies, he reveals that the real thief is none other than the bank's vice president, Harrison Breen (Wilfred North), the same man who had Rose jailed in the first place. Rose's name is cleared and she marries White, who becomes a traffic cop.

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bank, bank-robbery, brother, criminal, false-accusation, gangster, going-straight, impersonation, loot, love, one-against-odds, on-the-run, police, robbery, romance