Bond Between (1917)

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Pierre Duval (George Beban) is a night watchman at a museum of art who dotes on his art student son, Jacques (Colin Chase). One evening at the museum, Pierre finds a highly valuable painting missing, and since Jacques had just left, he believes his son stole it. This suspicion is confirmed when he arrives at Jacques' studio to find a detective grilling him, and the stolen painting sitting on an easel. But the truth is that the young man has been the dupe of a thief, Raoul Vaux (Eugene Pallette). Vaux would cover priceless paintings with cheap water colors, and smuggle them through customs. Jacques discovered this scheme, and went to the police. Not knowing any of this, Pierre, hoping to save his son, says he is the guilty party and is thrown in jail. Only when Jacques gets him out does he learn the whole story.