People vs. Nancy Preston (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This standard underworld meller was dressed up with good performances and an entertaining approach. Nancy Preston (Marguerite de la Motte) and her sweetheart Mike Horgan (John Bowers) are former jailbirds who would really like to go straight. But they are forced to stay undercover to escape the watchful eye of "Gloomy Gus" Cole (Ed Kennedy) of the Tierney Detective Agency, who is doing his best to get something, anything, on them. The beleaguered couple is finally able to escape to a small town, where they settle down, and Horgan establishes a medical practice. Tierney (Alphonz Ethier), the head of the detective agency, gets on their trail, but Nancy ends up nursing him through a serious illness. Cole arrives with a warrant for Nancy's arrest, but he confesses that she is actually innocent. Horgan, meanwhile, is cleared of a burglary charge, so the couple is finally able to start life anew.

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detective, ex-convict, false-accusation, going-straight, medical-facilities, small-town