Kid Gloves (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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One of those transitional Vitaphone productions with a few dialogue scenes and a canned music score, the underworld melodrama The Kid Glove starred one of the period's busiest actors, Conrad Nagel, in the title role of a prohibition hijacker. When lovely Ruth Darrow (Lois Wilson) is hurt in the crossfire between the Kid and trio of bootleggers, the kindhearted criminal nurses her back to health in his apartment. Ruth's fiancé John Stone (John Davidson, a bootlegger masquerading as a law abiding citizen, finds them together and blackmails the Kid into marrying the girl. When Stone realizes that Ruth wasn't two-timing him after all, he attempts to have the Kid killed. Ruth, who has fallen in love with her rescuer, agrees to leave him and marry Stone. But the latter is implicated in yet another gangland killing and the Kid, who has reformed, asks Ruth to remain his wife.

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blackmail, criminal, duo, gangster, husband, love, marriage, marriage-of-convenience, safety, socialite, truth