The Breaking Point (1924)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

Matt Moore stars as Judson Clark, a wealthy but idle young man who is in love with actress Beverly Carlysle (Nita Naldi). Her husband becomes jealous and he winds up in a fight with Clark. A shot rings out and the husband falls dead. Clark believes he is the murderer and dashes out into a snowstorm. He almost dies, but is found by Dr. David Livingstone (George Fawcett). The doctor takes care of Clark, but though he recovers physically, he has lost his memory. Everyone believes that Clark has died, but actually he is studying to be a physician. Ten years pass and Beverly comes through town with a show. In the audience she sees Clark, and Louis Bassett (Cyril Ring), an ambitious reporter, reopens the long-forgotten murder case. When Clark goes to the scene of the crime, his memory of his prior life returns, but he forgets his present one, including his engagement to Elizabeth Wheeler (Patsy Ruth Miller). When Dr. Livingstone falls ill, however, Clark rushes to his side, and all his memories return. Just as he is about to give himself up for the murder he believed he committed, Bassett discovers the real killer. Clark is left free to marry Elizabeth.



identity-crisis, actor, amnesia, death, doctor/nurse, husband, killing, love, memory, storm, unrequited