Splendid Crime (1926)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |  
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This nicely made Paramount feature benefits from the humanity and wit of writer/director William C. DeMille, and the spark of Bebe Daniels, who was fully coming into her own as a star and comedienne. Daniels plays Jenny, a female Raffles character, who breaks into the home of the wealthy Bob Van Dyke (Neil Hamilton). Van Dyke catches her, but instead of turning her over to the police, he convinces her to go straight. While Jenny is making her way in the world, however, Van Dyke's life is going to hell, and finally he is broke. In desperation, he decides to rob 20,00 dollars from his old housekeeper. Jenny finds out about his plans, and to save him from himself, she gathers up her old associates and they steal the money before he can get to it. When the cash turns up missing, Jenny takes the blame, but Van Dyke realizes what she was trying to do, and the money is returned. Van Dyke straightens his life out and romance blooms with Jenny.

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bad-woman-turns-good, criminal, love, robbery