The Locked Door (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, which marks Barbara Stawyck's Hollywood film debut, a woman is taken to an illegal cabaret set aboard a wealthy man's yacht. Her captor, the owner, then locks her in a stateroom. When the cops raid the joint, she is photographed with the wealthy cad. Time passes and the woman ends up marrying her new boss. The cad gets involved with her sister-in-law. Later her new husband and the creep get in a fight over the woman. A shot is fired and the millionaire dies. The police then find the woman locked in her room. To spare her husband, the woman confesses to killing the cad. Her husband refuses to let her take the fall for his crime and she is freed.

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sex, confession [criminal], death, duel, extramarital-affair, false-accusation, hostage, imprisonment, kidnapping, love, marriage, millionaire, murder, nightclub, widow/widower, yacht