Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Below the Deadline is a late-silent independent production with postdubbed music and sound effects. Young Arthur Rankin is framed on an embezzling charge. On the eve of his incarcertaion, Rankin is inexplicably set free. It's all handiwork of detective Frank Leigh, who believes in the boy. Leigh gives Rankin a set timeframe to prove his innocence. Barbara Worth costars as Rankin's lady love. Below the Deadline is no relation to the later talkie films of same title.
accusation, robbery, criminal, detective, embezzlement, false-accusation, frame-up, investigation, private-detective