The Cheat

A silly woman taken captive. She doesn’t play cards very well and loses a fortune on a whim, she doesn’t know anything about the stock market and loses another fortune on a tip.

At this point, Abbott and DeMille coincide, but the deal is made with a quasi-Orientalist who has no scruples at all.

The theme is the same, at the trial he invents a debt owed by the husband, yet she bears the brand.

Mordaunt Hall praised the film in that peculiar way Bosley Crowther made his own at the New York Times, pointing up the beauty of the filming and the fine performances, pooh-poohing the play and dismissing the drama as insignificant, finally implying no resemblance to Long Island whatsoever, in his experience.