The Mailman (1923)

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The main characters of this tense and exciting melodrama are, believe it or not, humble mailmen. And this wasn't the only film made around this time about postal workers. Could this be, perhaps, to please Will H. Hays, the former postmaster general who became head of the Motion Picture Produces and Distributors Association? Bob Morley (Ralph Lewis) and his son Johnny (Johnny Walker) are both loyal postmen. They receive commendations for their excellent service. Johnny is assigned to a mail ship, the Enterprise, as a reward. But he is attacked by mail robbers and thrown into the sea to drown. He is picked up by the craft which is actually attempting the robbery, and he manages to radio the U.S. fleet. The fleet recovers the mail, but Johnny is accused of murdering the ship's officer. Only a last minute confession from the real killer saves his life.

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accusation, bad-guy, criminal, false-accusation, frame-up, good-guy, investigator, killing, murder, postman, robbery