The Cheater (1920)

Drama | 7 June 1920

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HISTORY

According to modern sources, Rudolph Valentino appeared in this ... More Less

According to modern sources, Rudolph Valentino appeared in this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
26 Jun 20
p. 386.
MPN
7 Aug 20
p. 1245.
MPW
26 Jun 20
p. 1791.
New York Morning Telegraph
2 May 1920.
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Variety
30 Jul 20
p. 33.
Wid's
20 Jun 20
p. 13.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Judah by Henry Arthur Jones (London, 1890).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 June 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 June 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15289
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lilly Meany, a member of a London underworld gang, poses as a faith healer to fleece wealthy hypochondriacs. On the recommendation of socialite Mrs. Prall, Lord Asgarby beseeches Lilly to cure his young crippled sister Eve. When Lilly mends a broken doll, she inspires Eve's confidence, and soon Eve is cured. Then Lord Asgarby falls in love with Lilly, and she confesses her scheme. He forgives her and they ... +


Lilly Meany, a member of a London underworld gang, poses as a faith healer to fleece wealthy hypochondriacs. On the recommendation of socialite Mrs. Prall, Lord Asgarby beseeches Lilly to cure his young crippled sister Eve. When Lilly mends a broken doll, she inspires Eve's confidence, and soon Eve is cured. Then Lord Asgarby falls in love with Lilly, and she confesses her scheme. He forgives her and they marry. +

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Crime


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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