Salvation Jane (1927)

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Though its title evokes memories of that old theatrical chestnut Salvation Nell, FBO's Salvation Jane starts out as a "crook" picture. Viola Dana stars as Jane, an ambitious tenement girl who fraudulently dons a Salvation Army uniform to fleece a tourist out of his bankroll. When her victim tries to kill himself, Jane has a change of heart and returns the money. It turns out that Jane isn't really a bad sort: she'd been blackmailed into a life of crime by petty thief Jerry O'Day (J. Parker Jones), whom she sets about to reform in the final reels. Fay Holderness, a hefty actress best known for her appearances in the Laurel and Hardy comedies (usually as Ollie's wife), is seen as Salvation Army captain Carrie Brown.



bad-woman-turns-good, blackmail, con/scam, poverty, reform [improve], repentance, suicide