The Net (1923)

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This mystery-drama was one of the last films from director J. Gordon Edwards, who is best known for his work in the 1910s with screen vamp Theda Bara (Edwards died in 1925). It is also the final film made by very minor screen star (Barbara Castleton). Bruce Norman (Raymond Bloomer) is being hunted down as a murderer and his wife, Allayne (Barbara Castleton), figures out a way to save him. A stranger with amnesia (Albert Roscoe) wanders into their studio, so Allayne places some of Norman's letters in his pocket while Norman himself steals away. As a result, the man is identified as Bruce Norman -- and a killer. Since he has lost his memory he has no way of standing up for himself. Predictably, the man recovers his memory just in time to keep from being convicted of murder. The picture was based on the novel and play by Maravene Thompson.

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amnesia, argument, artist, cousin, death, deception, guilt, husband, memory, suffering, wife