Lawful Cheaters (1925)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Clara Bow is the sole redeeming factor of the cheaply produced melodrama Lawful Cheaters. Actually, that's not a fair assessment; though the film's storyline is slight and trite, it benefits immensely from its actual New York locations. Bow plays a good-time girl whose what-the-hell behavior lands her in jail. Chastened by her experiences behind bars, Bow sets about to reform her other fast-and-loose friends. At one point, she appears in male drag, and while it's far from convincing, it's fun to watch. Lawful Cheaters was produced by B. P. Schulberg, whose interest in Clara Bow's career went well beyond professional.

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bootlegging, ex-convict, friendship, gangster, girl, going-straight, impersonation, one-against-odds, prison, redemption, reform [improve], silence, street