On Record (1917)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |  
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The second 1917 collaboration between husband-and-wife team actress Mae Murray and director Robert Z. Leonard was On Record, wherein the star is cast as the much-put-upon Helen Wayne. Accused of a crime she didn't commit, Helen is dragged into police headquarters, where she is subjected to the humiliation of fingerprinting. Once she is set free, Helen falls in love with brilliant young inventor Rand Calder (Tom Forman). Frederick Manson (Charles Ogle), Calder's hated rival, gets his hands on Helen's police fingerprints, hoping to use them to discredit Calder in the eyes of the public. Once again, poor Helen is hauled into court, where she is at last able to thoroughly exonerate herself. The judge destroys the fingerprints, boots Manson out of his courtroom, and performs the obligatory marriage ceremony, with Helen and Calder exchanging the "I Do's." The huge supporting cast included 22-year-old character actor Lucien Littlefield, already an established expert in "old man" characterizations.



couple, court [law], criminal, inventor, justice, lawyer, love, marriage, past