The Cheaters (1930)

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The Cheaters

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Titre original :

The Cheaters

Durée :

1h 22min

Date de sortie :

June 1930
Ecrit et réalisé par : Paulette McDonagh

An embezzler, Bill Marsh, swears vengeance on a businessman, John Travers, who has turned him in to the police. Twenty years pass, and Marsh emerges from jail and establishes himself as the head of a powerful crime empire, with his daughter, Paula, serving as bait to attract wealthy victims. Paula falls in love with Lee Travers, the adopted son of Marsh's old enemy, and begins to have doubts about her life of crime. Only after a series of tragic incidents is she set free to marry Lee and start life anew. This silent feature was highly regarded for its set design and 'unusual sensitivity to the expressive range of the camera and their awareness of careful scenario construction as a key to emotionally powerful cinema'. Cast includes Marie Lorraine, Arthur Greenaway, John Faulkner. A sound version was attempted soon after but was not successful and was never released.


  • Marie Lorraine
  • Arthur Greenaway
  • John Faulkner
  • Josef Bambach
  • Nellie McNiven
  • Elaine de Chair

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