Slim Fingers (1929)

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In the third of five inexpensive silent crime melodramas produced by Universal, former B-Western ace Bill Cody played Wellsley, a wealthy young clubman forced at gunpoint to drive a pretty art thief (Duane Thompson) to her apartment. The place is raided by the cops, and young Wellsley is mistaken for a member of the crime ring. He manages to elude the law, however, returning to confront the long-fingered Kate. This time around, the unfortunate young man earns a swift conk to the head from Kate's accomplice, the nasty Donovan (Wilbur Mack). Regaining consciousness, Wellsley gives chase, captures Donovan, and returns the painting to its rightful owner. When Kate repents, Wellsley asks her to be his wife. An aging cowboy hero, Cody was hoping to change his image by signing with Universal for this series of non-Westerns. Talkies got in the way of his efforts, however, and he was soon back in the saddle.

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accusation, art, bad-guy, criminal, false-accusation, good-guy, love, painting, robbery, romance