Lawful Larceny (1930)

67 mins | Melodrama | 17 August 1930

Director:

Lowell Sherman

Writer:

Jane Murfin

Producer:

William LeBaron

Cinematographer:

J. Roy Hunt

Editor:

Marie Halvey

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

A silent adaptation of the Samuel Shipman play was produced by Famous Players-Lasky in 1923. That film, which also was entitled Lawful Larceny , was directed by Allan Dwan and starred Hope Hampton and Conrad Nagel (See ... More Less

A silent adaptation of the Samuel Shipman play was produced by Famous Players-Lasky in 1923. That film, which also was entitled Lawful Larceny , was directed by Allan Dwan and starred Hope Hampton and Conrad Nagel (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Jul 1930.
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New York Times
12 Jul 1930
p. 16.
Variety
16 Jul 1930
p. 29.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
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WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Lawful Larceny by Samuel Shipman (New York, 2 Jan 1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 August 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 11 July 1930
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 August 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1466
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
6,379
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marion and Andrew Dorsey are happily married until Vivian Hepburn takes advantage of Marion's absence, vamps Andrew, and obtains his note for $25,000. Vivian threatens to ruin Andrew; he confesses all to Marion; and though she considers divorcing him, she later decides to seek employment as Vivian's secretary. Through Guy Tarlow, whom Vivian really loves and whom Marion vamps in revenge, Marion steals all her ill-gotten spoils. She is pursued by Tarlow, Vivian, and Judge Perry, who is in love with Vivian. Marion flays Vivian as a thief and a cheat and proves that she has been operating a crooked gambling establishment. With Vivian defeated, Tarlow departs, swearing eternal love and admitting reform; and Andrew persuades Marion to remain as a ... +


Marion and Andrew Dorsey are happily married until Vivian Hepburn takes advantage of Marion's absence, vamps Andrew, and obtains his note for $25,000. Vivian threatens to ruin Andrew; he confesses all to Marion; and though she considers divorcing him, she later decides to seek employment as Vivian's secretary. Through Guy Tarlow, whom Vivian really loves and whom Marion vamps in revenge, Marion steals all her ill-gotten spoils. She is pursued by Tarlow, Vivian, and Judge Perry, who is in love with Vivian. Marion flays Vivian as a thief and a cheat and proves that she has been operating a crooked gambling establishment. With Vivian defeated, Tarlow departs, swearing eternal love and admitting reform; and Andrew persuades Marion to remain as a friend. +

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