Charles Ray gives a fine performance in this movie, released before his star-making turn in THE COWARD. While he is out trying to raise money to pay the rent, his sick mother is evicted from their home. While their friends move her back in, Ray goes in search of the landlord and winds up killing him.
Ray gives a great performance here, constantly on the borderline between sure action and uncertainty. It works here, as it does in THE COWARD. However the wild success of that movie would typecast him and within a few years he would be sleepwalking glumly through such works as THE PINCH HITTER.
For the moment, though, he is in fine form, and Tom Ince's careful attention to details make this a good melodrama.
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