Smart Guy (1943)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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An amoral gambler tries to beat a murder rap by adopting an orphaned newsboy in this drama. He takes in the lad to show the court that he is really a "sweetheart" and would never think of killing someone. Unfortunately, it looks as if the ruse will fail and so he takes the boy and leaves town. He is far out in the country and there meets a highly-principled young woman who helps him think about people other than himself.

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adoption, bad-guy-turns-good, con/scam, gambling, killing, love, marriage, newsboy, orphan, romance, seduction