Smooth As Satin (1925)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |  
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Once again, Evelyn Brent plays a girl crook who eventually reforms in this entertaining melodrama, in which nearly every character is a crook. Gertie Jones (Brent) is posing as a maid solely to get her hands on the valuables of a wealthy dowager. Just as she has opened the safe, Jimmy Hartigan (Bruce Gordon), another thief, shows up. The pair agree to split the loot, but the police arrive. To save Gertie, Hartigan allows himself to be caught and later Gertie helps him escape from prison. While they are seeking refuge in a farmhouse, they are discovered by a justice of the peace who mistakes them for elopers. He marries them and they settle down in the city. They become acquainted with an elderly couple, and when a crook attempts to rob them, they decide to go straight and give the old couple their stolen loot to invest. It turns out that the old folks are crooks, too, and they abscond with the money. Kersey, a detective (Fred Kelsey), tracks down Hartigan and arrests him. Gertie poses as a detective herself, gets the money back from the old couple, and goes to save Hartigan. The train taking him back to prison wrecks and Kersey is trapped under a fallen beam. At Gertie's insistence, Hartigan rescues him, and Kersey allows his charge to go free.



butler, confession-false, imprisonment, jewel, maid, police, robbery, self-sacrifice