The Squealer (1930)

Genres - Crime  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime melodrama, a bootlegger orders the death of his rival. Meanwhile the bootlegger's wife dallies with his best friend. Following the hit, the gangster is arrested. Believing that his best pal ratted on him, he busts out of jail and goes looking for revenge. It is then he discovers that the real stoolie is his own wife who was trying to keep him from being rubbed out by a rival gang. Upon learning the truth, the repentant bootlegger decides to sacrifice himself to the coppers so his son can be raised by his upright best friend.

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love, bad-guy-turns-good, bootlegging, competition, escape, extramarital-affair, friendship, gangster, killing, prison, revenge, rival, sacrifice, self-sacrifice