The Exquisite Thief (1919)

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During her years at Universal, Priscilla Dean became known for her lady crook roles. Here she is Blue-Jean Billie, who is very well off as a result of the heists she has performed with her associate, Shaver Michael (Sam DeGrasse). When the Vanderhoofs throw a dinner to announce their daughter's engagement to Lord Harry Chesterton (Thurston Hall), Billie manages to get in. She handcuffs the special officer and proceeds to rob the guests. She makes her escape, followed only by Lord Chesterton. He catches up with her, but she ties him up and makes him her prisoner. The police, however, are hot on her trail and she is forced to flee. Chesterton gives chase once again, and once again Billie's the one who captures him. Somewhere along the way, though, she falls in love with him. It turns out that Chesterton is not a lord at all, but English Harry, another crook. He and Billie manage to evade the police and decide to go straight.