God Gave Me Twenty Cents (1926)

Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The scene is New Orleans, during Mardi Gras week. The story concerns the misadventures of sailor Steve Doren (Jack Mulhall), who tries his best to support his wife Mary (Lois Moran) on his piddling income. But like seafaring men everywhere, Steve is constitutionally unreliable, especially when hip-swinging temptress Cassie Lang (Lya De Putti) sashays into view. For a while, it looks as though long-suffering Mary has been betrayed by her husband, but appearances turn out to be deceiving. Though she wasn't mentioned in the published cast list of God Gave Me 20 Cents, Paramount Pictures newcomer Thelma Todd had an important role.



betrayal, extramarital-affair, poverty, sailor, seduction