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It Is the Law is a 1924 American silent mystery film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Arthur Hohl, Herbert Heyes, and Mona Palma. It is a film adaptation of the 1922 Broadway play of the same name by Elmer Rice. The film depicts the story of Ruth Allen (Palma), who marries Justin Victor (Heyes) instead of competing suitor Albert Woodruff (Hohl). Seeking revenge, Woodruff fakes his death by killing a drifter who resembles him, and frames Victor for the murder. After Victor goes to prison, Woodruff renews his courtship of Allen using an assumed identity, but she sees through his disguise. When Victor gets out of prison, he kills Woodruff, and goes free because he cannot be convicted twice for the same crime. This was the final film for director Edwards and was one of the last motion pictures produced at Fox Film's New York studio. Like many of Fox's early works, it was probably lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire. (Full article...)