Fred's prison sentence expires and he returns to his wife and child, determined to lead a new life. He finds it is no easy matter for an ex-convict to secure employment, but through the ... See full summary »

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Mr. Edmund - the Employer
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Fred's prison sentence expires and he returns to his wife and child, determined to lead a new life. He finds it is no easy matter for an ex-convict to secure employment, but through the kind offices of Mrs. Edmond, who has befriended the wife in her time of need, he obtains a position in Mc. Edmond's office. Fred's employer is quick to appreciate his employee's worth and soon promotes him to a position of trust. One afternoon Fred's wife arranges to meet him and he places his watch on his desk that he may leave promptly. To his watch chain is attached the key to the cash box. When Fred is called from the office to secure change for a large bill, Arthur, an unscrupulous clerk, takes the key and empties the cash box. Mr. Edmond, passing along the street, sees Fred in conversation with a desperate character and does not understand that the young man is endeavoring to reform an old companion. "Once a thief, always a thief!" declares Arthur when the robbery is discovered. The office boy, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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