The Girl in the Glass Cage (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In her second talking picture, Loretta Young stars as Gladys Cosgrove, the ticket-taker at a small-town movie house. Although she's sweet on socialite Terry Pomfret (Carrol Nye), Gladys is ardently pursued by gangster Doc Striker (Matthew Betz). This results in a loud and very public confrontation between Terry and Doc, strengthening Doc's resolve to get even with his rival. Hoping to kill two birds with one stone, Doc arranges for his crooked partner John Cosgrove (Ralph Lewis), who happens to be Gladys' uncle, to discover Gladys and Terry in a compromising position. It is the villain's hope that Cosgrove will kill Terry and then be arrested for the crime. But this clever scheme is foiled when local "lech" Sheik Smith (Lucien Littlefield) is bumped off by Cosgrove instead.

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relative, bad-luck, cashier, gangster, love, robbery, uncle