Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Handsome Brute is rookie cop Larry O'Day, played by William Fairbanks. Thanks to his youthful enthusiasm, Larry is removed from the police force and his badge is taken away. Our hero redeems himself by single-handedly capturing a gang of jewel robbers. The head of the crooks turns out to be the same detective who engineered Larry's dismissal. Virginia Lee Corbin, who alternated between "A" and "B" pictures through the silent era, is the ever-loving heroine. Even as early as 1926, Columbia Pictures was financing its more ambitious films with such cheapo potboilers as The Handsome Brute.
detective, gangster, honor [recognition], opal, police, robbery