The Lady Who Dared (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Conway Tearle stars as Jack Norton, a diamond smuggler operating in South America who is strong-armed into participating in a blackmail scheme. Norton is to obtain several compromising photos of Margaret Townsend (Billie Dove), the wife of American consulate Charles Townsend (Sidney Blackmer). The plan collapses when the "hero" falls in love with Margaret. As one of several "comeback" attempts for silent-film beauty Billie Dove, The Lady Who Dared was a flop. As another argument in favor of a stronger Motion Picture Production Code, it was unfortunately a success.

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opal, photography, blackmail, smuggling