In a court room, filled with spectators, witnesses, lawyers and officers, Judge Ford, stern, merciless but just, sits on the bench. Slippery Jim, poorly dressed, with hang-dog air, is in ... See full summary »

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In a court room, filled with spectators, witnesses, lawyers and officers, Judge Ford, stern, merciless but just, sits on the bench. Slippery Jim, poorly dressed, with hang-dog air, is in the prisoner's dock. His mother, an old, feeble woman, is watching the judge anxiously. The jury enters and renders a verdict of guilty. Jim grasps his chair with a gesture of despair, while the old mother totters toward the judge, holding out her hands pleadingly. He turns a deaf ear to her entreaties and sentences Jim to ten years' imprisonment. The condemned man is led away, and at the door turns and shakes his fist vindictively at the judge, while his mother faints in an officer's arms. Five Years Later. Jim, in the convict's uniform, is sitting on his cot with his head resting in his hands. The keeper passes, looks in, speaks to the convict and then passes on. As the jailer walks away, Jim goes to the door and looks after him, then stoops down, takes a file from his shoe, jumps on his cot and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 December 1908 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with Christmas in Paradise Alley (1908). See more »

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