John Olsen ( Harry T. Morey ), the foreman in an iron foundry, is persuaded by two of the workmen to rob the company safe, an operation so successful that the three decide to embark on a career of safe cracking. While pulling a job, John breaks his leg and is forced to take refuge in the home of Belle Foliot ( Betty Blythe ), whose husband is serving a life sentence. As she tends John's injured leg, Belle falls in love with him and decides to join the gang, and when she becomes trapped during a robbery, John remains at the scene of the crime so that she can escape. Following his five year prison term, John declares that he is going straight, whereupon Belle leaves him. John marries and buys a farm, but one day his arresting officer, Lieut. Reilly ( Robert Gaillard ), appears and reveals his past to his wife and the townspeople. As a result, the farmers shun him and his wife divorces him. He is about to break into the bank when Belle and Reilly arrive. Promising to go straight, Belle accompanies John out West to a new life.
This intriguing 1918 silent crime/drama was from the short story "Fiddler's Green" by Donn Byrne and produced by The Vitagraph Company of America. The survival status of All Man is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.
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