In the Name of the Law (1922)

Drama | 20 August 1922

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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 29 Jul 1922 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Discard, was in its third week of production.
       According to the Sep 1922 Photodramatist, director Emory Johnson was finishing up The Discard, with Johnny Walker, Ralph Lewis, and Virginia Boardman. However, Virginia Boardman was not listed in credits.
       Copyright records give the policeman's family name as ... More Less

A studio chart in the 29 Jul 1922 Camera noted that the film, then titled The Discard, was in its third week of production.
       According to the Sep 1922 Photodramatist, director Emory Johnson was finishing up The Discard, with Johnny Walker, Ralph Lewis, and Virginia Boardman. However, Virginia Boardman was not listed in credits.
       Copyright records give the policeman's family name as "O'Hare." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
29 Jul 1922
p. 12.
Photodramatist
Sep 1922
p. 40.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Discard
Release Date:
20 August 1922
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 9 July 1922
Production Date:
began early July 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Emory Johnson Productions
Copyright Date:
6 July 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18034
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,126
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A law student, the son of a respected San Francisco policeman, is falsely accused by his landlord of theft. In an attempt to repay the debt, the family is led through a set of occurrences culminating when the father unknowingly shoots his other son during a bank robbery. All is unraveled in a final courtroom ... +


A law student, the son of a respected San Francisco policeman, is falsely accused by his landlord of theft. In an attempt to repay the debt, the family is led through a set of occurrences culminating when the father unknowingly shoots his other son during a bank robbery. All is unraveled in a final courtroom scene. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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