The Tenth Man (1937)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Release Date - May 31, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A Somerset Maugham novel was the source of the British The Tenth Man. John Lodge plays George Winter, a self-made businessman who lets nothing get in the way of his climb to the top. Whenever he meets a competitor who can't be bought, Winter destroys the man through methods both legal and underhanded. When one of his victims threatens to expose his tactics, Winter kills him -- just seconds before learning that his desperate gesture was thoroughly unnecessary. Not an entirely successful Maugham adaptation, The Tenth Man is worthwhile if only to see the usually heroic John Lodge in a thoroughly despicable role.

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ambition, business, gold, killing, murder, obsession, rival, upward-mobility