Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In 1922, Vitagraph studios wasn't yet the "morgue of the movies" that it would become in mid-decade, though some of its scripts had the tinge of formaldehyde. Vitagraph's Angel of Crooked Street is the old one about a poor girl who seeks revenge on her wealthy tormentor, then has a change of heart when love enters the picture. Alice Calhoun plays a young woman forced to work as a maid to support her family. Wrongly accused of stealing, she goes to prison. To get even with her former employer, she joins a criminal gang and masterminds another robbery. Calhoun is redeemed by the love of Ralph McCullough, the son of the woman (Martha Mattox) who sent her up the river.
accusation, charade, criminal, dance-hall-girl, false-accusation, family, finances, forbidden-love, gangster, girl, honor [recognition], impersonation, imprisonment, love, mail-order-bride, redemption, reformatory, revenge, robbery, scheme, son, townspeople, widow/widower