Three Who Loved (1931)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 3, 1931 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent star Betty Compson takes on a Swedish accent in this romantic melodrama based on a story by Martin Flavin. She is immigrant Helga Larson, arriving in New York to marry John Hanson (Conrad Nagel), a bank teller rooming with her aunt (Bodil Rosing). But while good dependable John slaves away studying to become a lawyer, Helga dallies with his carefree colleague Phil (Robert Ames). When John, who has been speculating in the market, learns that he will lose all his savings if unable to come up with $10,000 that very night, he surrenders to temptation and steals the funds from Phil's cash drawer. Our hero is soon wrecked with guilt -- that is, until Helga announces that she has accepted Phil's proposal. Phil is imprisoned, John marries Helga and becomes successful and five years go by. But the past has a way of catching up with even with the best of folks. Three Who Loved proved one of the final films of Robert Ames, who tragically committed suicide later that same year.

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accusation, robbery, bad-guy-turns-good, bank-personnel, boyfriend, captive, captor, criminal, embezzlement, escape, false-accusation, frame-up, guilt, imprisonment, prison, revenge