The Cry of the Weak (1919)

Drama | 4 May 1919

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
26 Apr 19
p. 1605.
MPN
26 Apr 19
p. 2707, 2714
MPW
26 Apr 19
pp. 577-78.
Variety
21 Feb 19
p. 67.
Wid's
20 Apr 19
p. 9.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
4 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
24 April 1919
Copyright Number:
LU13635
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,760
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After District Attorney Dexter and his neighbor, Judge Creighton, play chess and continue their long-standing argument about crime - the Judge says that criminals can be rehabilitated, while Dexter argues that they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the Judge, on entering his house, is shot in the arm by two thieves. Dexter's wife Mary hides one of the thieves from the police, but after they leave, the boy, attempting to escape, is shot in the shoulder by Dexter. Mary identifies the thief as her brother Budd and tells Dexter of their hard background that made the weak-willed Budd an easy prey to the criminal elements. Her pleas and the discovery by the police that the other thief fired at the judge, soften Dexter's attitude and he recommends a light sentence for Budd. Later Mary reads a letter from Budd about the progress that he is making on a Western ranch and Dexter acknowledges that he was wrong about ... +


After District Attorney Dexter and his neighbor, Judge Creighton, play chess and continue their long-standing argument about crime - the Judge says that criminals can be rehabilitated, while Dexter argues that they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - the Judge, on entering his house, is shot in the arm by two thieves. Dexter's wife Mary hides one of the thieves from the police, but after they leave, the boy, attempting to escape, is shot in the shoulder by Dexter. Mary identifies the thief as her brother Budd and tells Dexter of their hard background that made the weak-willed Budd an easy prey to the criminal elements. Her pleas and the discovery by the police that the other thief fired at the judge, soften Dexter's attitude and he recommends a light sentence for Budd. Later Mary reads a letter from Budd about the progress that he is making on a Western ranch and Dexter acknowledges that he was wrong about criminals. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Crime


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Legend
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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