The Man Who Found Himself (1925)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Tom Macaulay (Thomas Meighan) and his brother Edwin (Russell Griffin) both hold positions at the bank belonging to their father (Charles Stevenson). Edwin takes forty thousand dollars from the bank to play the stock market, but he loses it all. Lon Morris, a rival banker (Frank Morgan), tips off the state banking commission. To save his brother, Tom takes the blame and is sent to prison. While he is locked up, his sweetheart, Nora Brooks (Virginia Valli) agrees to marry Morris. On her wedding night, Tom breaks out of prison long enough to beat up Morris, and tell Nora that she has married a scoundrel. After he is released permanently, Tom robs Morris' bank in an effort to frame him. Morris has already been misusing funds, and when he sneaks into his own bank to steal more money, he is shot by the night watchman. Tom and the now-widowed Nora are finally united. This drama of finance, prison, and revenge was not one of Booth Tarkington's best stories, and the film was not one of Thomas Meighan's best pictures.

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brother, confession-false, embezzlement, love, self-sacrifice, wife