The Wrongdoers (1925)

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In spite of the presence of Lionel Barrymore, this old-fashioned drama was nothing more than mediocre program fare. Daniel Abbott (Barrymore) is a druggist and philanthropist. One day, while visiting court with his adopted son, Jimmy (Tom Brown), he finds a certain Mrs. Warren being charged with attempted suicide. He brings her, and her baby, Helen, home with him. But Abbott also has a secret life -- he is the Robin Hood-like head of a gang that steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Helen grows into a young lady (Anne Cornwall) and receives unwanted advances from tenement owner Sylvester Doane (Henry Sedley). Doane happens to be the next man Abbott plans to rob. Jimmy (played as a young man by Henry Hull) finds out about his father's secret life and dashes to Doane's house in order to stop the robbery. He is found holding the purloined jewels and is himself jailed as a robber. Abbott kills the evil Doane, but is also fatally shot. Jimmy and Helen eventually wind up together.