The Invisible Power (1921)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this silent crime melodrama, an ex-con marries a teacher and tries to start a new life in the city. Unfortunately, he is harassed by a detective who is looking for one of the ex-con's former gang mates. When the con refuses to cooperate, the detective frames him and gets him sent back to the pen. Meanwhile, his wife, terrified that her newborn baby will be a criminal like it's father, gives the child up for adoption. As soon as the ex-con is again released, he rushes out for murderous revenge against the detective. Not wanting her husband to get in more trouble, his wife rushes to the gumshoe's house to warn him. It is there that she discovers that he has adopted her child. Seeing that she misses her off-spring, the soft-hearted copper returns the child and helps the family get back together.

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adoption, child, city, convict, criminal, demands, detective, ex-convict, family, gangster, going-straight, home, imprisonment, informer, killing, love-conquers-all, one-against-odds, prison, reconciliation, schoolteacher, secrets, sentimental, toddlers, vow, warning