Spike Hennessy, cracksman and his pal, Kid Carson, blow the safe of The Continental Trust Co., and are just about to pack up the loot when they are discovered by the night watchman. ... See full summary
The Redeemed Criminal (1911) Online
Spike Hennessy, cracksman and his pal, Kid Carson, blow the safe of The Continental Trust Co., and are just about to pack up the loot when they are discovered by the night watchman. Hennessy, a man of powerful physique, grapples with the officer, and gives the Kid his chance to escape. Hennessy knocks the watchman insensible, but is captured by several police officers who have come in answer to the police alarm. Hennessy is submitted to The Third Degree but, although the police are morally certain that he had an accomplice, they cannot wring a confession from him, and he will not reveal the identity of his pal. He is sentenced to twenty years, and serves his time, still maintaining that he was alone on the job. Carson reforms, and later becomes a minister of the gospel, striving to atone for his past misdeed by living an upright life and working for the good of his fellow man. He is married and has a grown son, who is in love with Margaret Fairfield, a young society woman. Hennessy, ...