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James Oliver Curwood, who wrote the underlying material, felt I Am the Law strayed too far from his short story and sued to have his credit removed after the film's release. The lawsuit was Curwood v. Affiliated Distributors. ...

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James Oliver Curwood, who wrote the underlying material, felt I Am the Law strayed too far from his short story and sued to have his credit removed after the film's release. The lawsuit was Curwood v. Affiliated Distributors.

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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Poetic Justice of Uko San" by James Oliver Curwood in Outing (Jun 1910).
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Release Date:
1 June 1922
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Edwin Carewe Productions
24 May 1922
LP17941, LP18942
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,800
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Robert Fitzgerald, a Royal Mounted Policeman, rescues Joan Cameron from the evil clutches of dancehall owner Fu Chang, but she falls in love with Tom, Robert's brother, who is carrying on an affair with another officer's wife. Discovered by the husband, Tom apparently kills him; and Bob, believing himself to be dying and that Joan loves Tom, assumes responsibility for the crime and signs a confession. Although Bob recovers, his brother announces his death. When Bob reappears, Tom arrests him; and Bob is about to be lynched when Joan forces a confession from the widow of the slain officer. Tom commits suicide, and Joan realizes her love for ...

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Robert Fitzgerald, a Royal Mounted Policeman, rescues Joan Cameron from the evil clutches of dancehall owner Fu Chang, but she falls in love with Tom, Robert's brother, who is carrying on an affair with another officer's wife. Discovered by the husband, Tom apparently kills him; and Bob, believing himself to be dying and that Joan loves Tom, assumes responsibility for the crime and signs a confession. Although Bob recovers, his brother announces his death. When Bob reappears, Tom arrests him; and Bob is about to be lynched when Joan forces a confession from the widow of the slain officer. Tom commits suicide, and Joan realizes her love for Bob.

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