For You My Boy (1923)

Run Time - 76 min.  |  
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The performance of character actor Ben Lewin stands out in this father/son drama. John Austin (Lewin) isn't able to properly care for his son Jack (Matty Roubert), so he allows the wealthy Melfords (Louis Dean and Jean Armour) to adopt him. Melford also hires Austin as his secretary, allowing him to keep an eye on the boy he has given up. When Melford runs into financial trouble and embezzles his bank's money, Austin keeps quiet about it, even as Melford dies and the now grown-up Jack (Schuyler White) takes the blame for the crime. He goes to jail, and the heartbroken Austin waits for him. Jack is released early, and though he finds out that Austin is his real father, they lose track of each other. Jack moves to another town, where his success is threatened by the appearance of George Harvey (Scott Hinchner), who threatens to expose his past. Austin, however, shows up in time to prove his boy's innocence. At last, father and son are reunited.