Broad Daylight (1922)

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According to its forward, this melodrama was based on actual police records; at any rate, the plot has an awfully familiar ring. Even so, Lois Wilson and Jack Mulhall do good work with the unoriginal material. A crook by the name of "the Scarab" (Robert Walker) convinces Nora Fay, the daughter of his partner (Wilson), to avenge her father's imprisonment by marrying the son of the politician who got him locked up. Nora likes the idea of embarrassing the man, so she gets involved with a man she believes is the son, but who turns out to be the son's drunken, ne'er-do-well friend, Joel Morgan (Mulhall). Once they realize their mistake the gang attacks him and leaves him for dead. Nora, however, nurses him back to health and then sends him on his way. Three years later, Nora's father, Peter (Ralph Lewis), gets out of prison and his gang convinces him to do one last heist. Nora follows him to put a stop to it -- and they end up at Morgan's house. The heist is a disaster and the Scarab is killed. But the incident brings Nora and Morgan back together. He has given up his dissolute ways and the couple pick up where they left off.