Cheaters (1927)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |  
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The Cheaters are reformed crooks Helen Ferguson and George Hackathorne. Now gainfully employed in a fancy hotel, Ferguson and Hackathorne are forced to participate in a jewel heist by their former boss. Detective Pat O'Malley suspects that the two thieves are up to their old tricks, but decides to give them enough rope. When it is revealed that they have been strong-armed back into a life of crime, O'Malley looks the other way long enough for them to escape. Oscar Apfel, who with Cecil B. DeMille codirected the pioneering feature film The Spoilers (1914), called the shots in The Cheaters.

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robbery, cashier, clerk, couple, criminal, detective, employment, going-straight, guest, investigation, motel, one-against-odds, opal, reform [improve], understanding