A Daughter of the Law

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  • 1921
  • 50 min
  • 5.6  (36)

A Daughter of the Law is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Edward LeSaint and starring Carmel Myers, John B. O'Brien, and Fred Kohler. The film tells the story of a young woman who becomes a policewoman to fight against the crimes of New York City. The film begins with Alice O'Neill (Carmel Myers), a brave and ambitious young woman who is passionate about the law and order. She is determined to follow in her father's footsteps and become a police officer in New York City, despite the fact that it is a male-dominated field. When her father is shot and killed in the line of duty, Alice is more determined than ever to become a policewoman.

Alice enters the police academy and faces discrimination and ridicule from her classmates and instructors. But she proves herself to be an excellent student and rises through the ranks. She eventually becomes a detective and is assigned to solve the case of a notorious gangster known as Black Jerry (Fred Kohler), who is responsible for several crimes in the city.

Alice is joined by her partner, Detective Tom Kelly (John B. O'Brien), and together they set out to catch Black Jerry. They go undercover and join his gang, hoping to gather enough evidence to put him behind bars. Along the way, Alice and Tom fall in love, but their romance is threatened by the dangerous world they inhabit.

As Alice gets closer to Black Jerry, she realizes that he is not just a gangster but also her father's killer. She faces a dilemma between her duty to the law and her desire for revenge. Will Alice be able to bring Black Jerry to justice and find peace for herself and her family?

The film is notable for its strong female lead character and its portrayal of a female police officer in a time when women had limited career opportunities. Carmel Myers gives a captivating performance as Alice, showcasing strength, determination, and vulnerability. John B. O'Brien is charming as her love interest, Tom Kelly, and Fred Kohler is convincingly menacing as Black Jerry.

The film also features impressive action sequences, including a thrilling car chase and a dramatic shootout. The sets and costumes capture the essence of New York City in the 1920s, with its bustling streets and flashy nightlife.

A Daughter of the Law is a gripping crime drama that explores themes of justice, revenge, and romance. It is a testament to the pioneering spirit of women who fought for equal rights and opportunities in a male-dominated world. Today, it remains relevant as a reminder of how far we have come and how much further we have to go.

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    5.6  (36)