White Shoulders (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, an impoverished young woman meets a millionaire who marries her on the spot and then begins pampering her with jewels and furs. When not attending to her every need, the business magnate works his mines so he can buy her some more. While he is gone, a gigolo makes advances upon her. At first she resists, but then gives in. When her husband hears of her weakness, he swears he will get revenge. He hires private detectives to make sure the two stay together. Every time the crook tries to abscond with her jewels, the gumshoes bring him back to the girl. When the wife tries to get away from him, the detectives ensure that she can't. In the end, the woman's first husband, who she never divorced, appears and ends up killed by the angry gigolo. He ends up convicted and imprisoned. The chastened woman then returns to her generous second husband.

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forbidden-love, gigolo, killing, love, marriage, millionaire, opal, poverty, prison, private-detective, prostitute/prostitution, revenge, robbery