Lawful Larceny (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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After several musicals and light comedies, Bebe Daniels went dramatic in this adaptation of Samuel Shipman's play Lawful Larceny. When Marion Dorsey's (Daniels) gullible husband Andrew (Kenneth Thompson) loses a great deal of money to seductress Vivian Hepburn (Olive Tell), our heroine adopts Vivian's crooked tactics to get it back. Before long, Marion has Viv's partner-in-crime Guy Tarlow (Lowell Sherman), who also directed, eating out of her hand. Interestingly enough, villainess Olive Tell was the wife of Henry Hobart, the film's associate producer, who evidently didn't mind that his missus was cast in a thoroughly unsympathetic role. Hope Hampton and Conrad Nagel were the stars when Lawful Larceny was first filmed in 1925.



wealth, con/scam, love-triangle, husband