Lawful Larceny (1923)

Melodrama | 2 September 1923

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writer:

John Lynch

Cinematographer:

Harold Rosson

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

A sound and dialogue adaptation of the Samuel Shipman play was produced by RKO in 1930. That film, which also was entitled Lawful Larceny , was directed by William Le Baron and starred Bebe Daniels and Kenneth Thompson (See ... More Less

A sound and dialogue adaptation of the Samuel Shipman play was produced by RKO in 1930. That film, which also was entitled Lawful Larceny , was directed by William Le Baron and starred Bebe Daniels and Kenneth Thompson (See Entry). More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
2 September 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 22 Jul 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 July 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19247
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,503
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During his wife's absence, Andrew Dorsey is snared by Vivian Hepburn, owner of a crooked gambling house, and her silent partner, Guy Tarlow. Dorsey loses so much money that Vivian persuades him to give her one of his firm's checks for a large sum of money. Hearing her husband's confession, Marion Dorsey, returned from Europe, determines to retrieve the check. She disguises herself as a wealthy widow, vamps Tarlow, and persuades him to rob Vivian's safe and elope. Marion then steals the contents of the safe and later returns everything to the irate Vivian except the check and the money her husband ... +


During his wife's absence, Andrew Dorsey is snared by Vivian Hepburn, owner of a crooked gambling house, and her silent partner, Guy Tarlow. Dorsey loses so much money that Vivian persuades him to give her one of his firm's checks for a large sum of money. Hearing her husband's confession, Marion Dorsey, returned from Europe, determines to retrieve the check. She disguises herself as a wealthy widow, vamps Tarlow, and persuades him to rob Vivian's safe and elope. Marion then steals the contents of the safe and later returns everything to the irate Vivian except the check and the money her husband lost. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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