Mr. Smith Carries on (1937)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this crime drama, an honest clerk finds himself in a difficult situation when he refuses to help a corrupt financier cheat a group of investors. This angers the financier who then threatens to kill himself. The two men fight over his gun, and it fires. The financier falls to the floor. The panicked clerk then hides the corpse and begins running the company himself. Along the way, he cuts a deal that saves the company and the employees. Unfortunately, the body is found, and for a while, the clerk is in deep. Fortunately, the police investigation reveals the truth and he is acquitted.

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employee, employer/employee, arrest, business, clerk, deal [agreement], financier, fraud, freedom, group, hidden, investing, killing, loot, police, refusal, role-switching, struggle, suicide, truth, weapons