The Three Wise Guys (1936)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Based on a Damon Runyon story, Three Wise Guys stars Betty Furness as a Broadway golddigger hired by gangster Bruce Cabot to romance playboy Robert Young, then take the sap for every penny he's got. But when Young marries Furness, he is disinherited. Furness decides she's truly in love with Young and leaves town with him. Pursued by Cabot and his henchmen, the couple takes refuge in a deserted farm. Cabot is about to exact vengeance on Furness when he discovers that she's pregnant, and due at any minute. Thus the chastened Cabot and his "wise guy" companions aid Furness in bringing her baby into the world. That's right, it's Christmas...and it's also in a little town called Bethlehem.

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golddigger, con/scam, gangster, playboy, disinheritance, love, marriage, henchman, revenge, on-the-run, pregnancy