Shakedown (1936)

Genres - Crime, Romance  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Young engineer Bob Sanderson (Lew Ayres) is in love with wealthy socialite Edith Stuart (Joan Perry), and the feeling is mutual. But Bob refuses to marry Edith until he can support her in the manner to which she is accustomed. He takes a job as a messenger boy with her father's telegraph service, only to get mixed up in a murder case. By the time Bob has deduced that the "murder" is a fraud, staged to cover up a bigger crime, he's forced to go to the rescue of Edith, who's been kidnapped by the villains. Considering that most of her screen roles were along the same lines as the helpless Edith Stuart, it's no wonder that actress Joan Perry retired from the screen when she married Columbia Pictures president Harry Cohn.



foil [thwart], rescue, bad-guy, fiancee, good-guy, kidnapping, love, messenger, romance, victim