Saved from Conviction (1909) HD online
Saved from Conviction
The woodman engaged at his labor meets with an accident, suffering a cut on his hand. His son bringing the noonday meal to him is spreading the lunch while the father goes to the creek to wash his hand. During his absence a tramp steals the ax and through threats prevents the boy from making an outcry. The accident to the father's hand is worse than at first appeared to be the case and he returns to his home with the boy. Soon after it is discovered that the town collector has been felled and robbed. The weapon with which the crime was committed is found on the ground and proves a clue to the murder. The woodman denies all knowledge of or participation in the affair, but the accident to his hand, the blood on his trousers, all are taken as circumstantial evidence upon which a case is built up and vigorously prosecuted. The woodman's son has faith in his father and goes to Paris to appeal to the higher authorities. No one takes interest in the little fellow's troubles and tired and ...
Original French title is undetermined.