The Lion and the Lamb (1931)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lion and the Lamb takes place in Columbia Pictures' idea of London. Upon returning home after a long absence, globetrotting playboy Dave (Walter Byron) finds that he's inherited an Earldom. Thanks to a case of mistaken identity, however, Dave is intercepted en route to his ancestral estate by a criminal gang, headed by Moriarty look-alike Tottie (Montague Love). Perceived to be a notorious criminal, Dave is ordered to kidnap heiress Madge (Miriam Seegar). Managing to escape from the gang, Dave sets about to rescue Madge and foil the villains. The basic story, by workhorse wordsmith E. Roberts Oppenheim, is a good one, deserving of better treatment than it receives here.



aristocracy, gangster, kidnapping, rags-to-riches