The Hole in the Wall (1922)

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Alice Lake stars in this clever crime drama, which had a script written by June Mathis. When spiritualist Madame Mysteria is killed in a train wreck, her three associates decide to replace her instead of declaring her dead. One of them, the Fox (Charles Clary), calls on Jean Oliver (Lake), who he knew from prison. Jean was serving time after being framed by her former employer, Mrs. Ramsey (Kate Lester), for a theft just to keep her and her son, Donald Ramsey (Carl Gerrard), from marrying. Jean agrees to the crooks' scheme providing that they help her kidnap the baby that belongs to Donald and the woman that his mother had him marry. She plans to raise the boy as a crook, and keeps him in the psychic parlors while she swindles New York society folk out of their jewelry. Meanwhile, her sweetheart prior to Ramsey, Gordon Grant (Allan Forrest), is helping his friends track down the thief who is stealing their jewels. He traces the crimes to Madame Mysteria, and the Ramsey kidnapping to Jean. He goes to the psychic's parlors and Jean has a sudden stroke of real psychic power and takes off her disguise to face Gordon. Together they approach Mrs. Ramsey and make her sign a document absolving Jean of any wrongdoing.