Dice of Destiny (1920)

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When Jimmy Doyle (H.B. Warner) is released after serving yet another prison term, his dying pal, jewel thief Bill Preston (J.P. Lockney) asks him to take care of his daughter Nancy (Lillian Rich). Jimmy plans to go straight, and tries to sequester Nancy, who was never a part of her father's affairs. But then he is framed and sent to jail once again. He is there he vows to kill James Tierney (Claude Payton), the detective responsible for his capture. Since he once studied medicine, Jimmy is given work in the prison hospital and he escapes from there. He and Nancy marry and he goes to work at her uncle's hospital. Through the marriage license, Tierney is able to track Jimmy down, but on the train he suffers an attack of appendicitis. He is taken to the uncle's hospital, along with a bum who has been found unconscious. Jimmy now has his opportunity to kill Tierney but he doesn't go through with it -- which is just as well because the tramp comes to and confesses to the crime which Jimmy was thought to have committed. Tierney winds up giving Jimmy and Nancy tickets to Europe for their honeymoon.