Alias Jimmy Valentine (1920)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  March 1920 (USA)
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Bert Lytell ...
Lee Randall / Jimmy Valentine
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Alias Jimmy Valentine (1920) - Lost Silent ?
4 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

While serving a term in prison, safe-cracker Lee Randall ( Bert Lytell ), alias Jimmy Valentine, is recognized by visiting reformer Rose Lane ( Vola Vale ) as a man who once protected her from assault. Rose's interest sparks Jimmy's reform, and with the help of her uncle, a pardon is secured. Jimmy takes a position in a bank of which Rose's father is president; after three years of honest employment Jimmy proposes marriage to Rose. However, the couple's happiness is threatened by the appearance of hard-boiled Detective Doyle ( Wilton Taylor ), who believes Jimmy guilty of an earlier Massachusetts bank robbery. Jimmy devises such a clever alibi that Doyle finally thinks himself mistaken. Before Doyle leaves, Rose's small sister is accidentally locked in a new bank vault. Although he knows he is convicting himself, Jimmy cracks the vault in the detective's presence without hesitation. Impressed by this altruism, Doyle drops his investigation and leaves Jimmy to his future wife and happiness.

This 1920 silent drama was produced by Screen Classics, Incorporated and distributed through Metro Pictures Corporation, starring Bert Lytell and Vola Vale. Based on a 1910 stage play by Paul Armstrong, which in turn was based on the short story "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry. An earlier version of the play was filmed in 1915, and a later version, also called Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928) and starring William Haines, was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Sadly this adaptation is now presumed lost.

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