Lawful Larceny (1930)

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A woman of low morals who runs a gambling operation in her house takes pride in destroying the men she ensnares in her net. One of these men's wives (played by Bebe Daniels) will not let ... See full summary »


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8 July 2019 | boblipton
| You Steal My Husband, I Steal Yours
Bebe Daniels returns from a trip to discover that husband Kenneth Thomson has passed her absence in the company of Olive Tell. Miss Tell runs a home where bored wives may gamble, and bored husbands may gamble and gambol with Miss Tell. Bebe leaves her husband, and goes to work for Miss Tell. Miss Tell explains that it is her job to enchant every man except for her fiance, Lowell Sherman. The first thing Bebe does is to remove her husband's marker from the packet for Miss Tell's bank, marked for collection. The second it to work on Mr. Sherman who, it turns out, has an interesting line of work.

It's based on a stage show, where, it was hoped, important things are said wittily. Unfortunately the director, who is also Mr. Sherman, directs his actors in a very stagey fashion on a two-set stage. Director J. Roy Hunt tries to open up the effects with some camera movement, but the effect is not truly effective. The only actor who comes off particularly well is Mr. Sherman, who gets to comment on the action in a tipsy manner..

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