The Penal Code (1932)

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Whilst in prison young man Robert Palmer pretends he is in Australia to save his family from finding out, and has his letter sent through an agency which re-routes them through Australia. When he gets out he regains his position at a bank but is recognised by a man from the mail office, who is also a cashier at the bank. The latter robs the bank and attempts to frame Robert, but is unsuccessful.

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