Painted Faces (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A circus clown creates trouble when he serves on a jury and refuses to convict an innocent young woman for murder. His vote causes a hung jury for five long days. In the end, it is discovered why he is so sure the girl is innocent---it was he who killed the man for abusing his adopted daughter. When the court and new jury hear this, the render him innocent and all is well.

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killing, abuse, carnival, clown, confession [criminal], convict, court [law], courtroom, criminal, daughter, false-accusation, investigation, jury, murder, verdict