In 1922, Vitagraph studios wasn't yet the "morgue of the movies" that it would become in mid-decade, though some of its scripts had the tinge of formaldehyde. Vitagraph's Angel of Crooked Street is the old one about a poor girl who seeks revenge on her wealthy tormentor, then has a change of heart when love enters the picture. Alice Calhoun plays a young woman forced to work as a maid to support her family. Wrongly accused of stealing, she goes to prison. To get even with her former employer, she joins a criminal gang and masterminds another robbery. Calhoun is redeemed by the love of Ralph McCullough, the son of the woman (Martha Mattox) who sent her up the river.
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