The Bank Defaulter (1906)

The Bank Defaulter


Bank Theft, Courtroom, Trials, Lady Justice.

Silent Film. From the AFI Catalog: “. . .officers of the law track him down, and he is brought back to the scene of his crime for trial. There are dramatic scenes in the courtroom. An old woman, driven by hunger to the theft of a loaf of bread, is on trial. She was starving and had no money, so she is convicted. She is sentenced and taken to jail. The next case for trial is that of the defaulting banker. The evidence is clear. The banker stole a million, but he still has it; so he is . . .