Graft (1931)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, an eager-beaver cub reporter looking for the big scoop that will give him his big break is sent to interview a building contractor. While awaiting his interview, he eavesdrops upon as heated argument between the contractor and his ex-mistress who is about to tell the D.A. about his shady deals. This will destroy his budding political career. The dishonest contractor retaliates by killing the district attorney and having the girl kidnapped. More trouble ensues when the reporter implicates the wrong person in the shenanigans. His mistake is discovered, and he is fired. He then investigates the case on his own to find the real guilty party and free the kidnapped girl.

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rescue, argument, capture, conflict, cub, District-Attorney, editor, employment, greed, kidnapping, killing, lawyer, love, mistress, reporter, secrets, trail [path], victim, yacht