Careers (1929)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This early talkie, set in French Indochina, centers around the conflict between a French magistrate's wife and his lecherous boss who requires that all wives sleep with him before he will promote their husbands. This wife refuses. Instead she marches into his office and demands an explanation. Her hasty actions do not help matters and she is just about to let him have his sleazy way with her when a native, who was hiding in the closet, is found. The men scuffle and the boss is killed. Unfortunately, it is her husband who is assigned the case. He does not know his wife witnessed the whole thing. It doesn't take him long to start drawing conclusions; suddenly he suspects his wife was unfaithful, but eventually she convinces him otherwise and justice is done.

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sex, alcoholism, blackmail, career, demands, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, hidden, husband, killing, magistrate, morals, murder, office, past, promotion, reputation, socialite, songwriter, struggle, suspect, wife