~The Law of Men~
1919
~Enid Bennett & Niles Welch~
~Plot Synopsis~
Although the plot to this melodrama is pretty routine -- a man wrongly accused of murder is convicted
but then proven innocent -- the ending has a nice twist. Unfortunately, the story's executed rather
awkwardly by director Fred Niblo, who bestows a few too many close-ups on his star, Enid
Bennett...who also happened to be his wife in real life. Although she's a sculptress, and an ambitious one,
Laura Dayne (Bennett) is nevertheless a bit naive. That's why she believes architect Jamison Keene
(Donald MacDonald) when he invites her to an inn to discuss the placing of one of her statues. She has
no idea that Keene has been carrying on an affair with Mildred Wade (Dorcas Matthews), the wife of her
guardian Benton (Andrew Robson), and that he now wants her. When he attacks her she pulls herself
out of his grasp and dashes to her fiancé, artist Denis Connors (Niles Welch). After hearing her tale, he
goes to Keene's hotel room and threatens to kill him. So when Keene is found dead, Connors is the
number one suspect. Wade is a lawyer, and represents Connors at the trial, but he is still convicted.
Laura, however, has come to the realization that it was Wade who murdered Keene, and after
confronting him, he promises to confess. At Connors' sentencing he comes clean, then quickly swallows
poison and ends his life. Connors is freed and has a happy reunion with Laura.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Fred Niblo

Written by:
Ella Stuart Carson - scenario

Based on a story by John Lynch
~Cast~

Enid Bennett ...  Laura Dayne
Niles Welch ...  Denis Connors
Andrew Robson ...  Benton Wade
Dorcas Matthews ...  Mildred Wade (as Dorcas Mathews)
Donald MacDonald ...  Jamison Keene
Frankie Lee ...  Child
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Thomas H. Ince Corporation

Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Cinematography by: George Barnes
Film Editing by: Duncan Mansfield
Art Direction by: C. Tracy Hoag
Art Titles: Irvin J. Martin
Presenter:
Thomas H. Ince

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: April 27, 1919