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The Tip-off

The Tip-off(1929)

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Crook "Shrimp" Riley and his wounded pal, Jimmy Lamar, hide out at the home of fortune-teller Crystal Annie, Shrimp's girl. Although Shrimp's friends warn him that he will lose Annie to Jimmy, he scoffs at the idea. When the inevitable happens, Shrimp begins to plan his revenge by arranging a frameup for Jimmy. He persuades Jimmy to join a robbery, although Jimmy has promised Annie to go straight, and tips off the police, intending himself to escape. Annie sees the danger in her crystal ball, hastens to the scene of the crime, and helps Jimmy escape. Shrimp realizes the futility of his actions and allows the couple to escape while he dies ensuring their getaway.