Cheating Cheaters


1927

Brief Synopsis

The Palmers, an apparently wealthy family, move into the house next- door to the Lazarres. However, the Palmers are actually a gang of thieves plotting to rob the Lazarres. What the Palmers don't realize is that the Lazarres are also a criminal gang, and they are planning to rob their new wealthy neighbors, the Palmers!

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 9, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Cheating Cheaters, a Comic Melodrama in Four Acts by Max Marcin (New York, 1932).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,623ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Nan Carey, a shoplifter, is caught by the police but acquitted through the influence of Lazare, a crooked lawyer, who places her with a gang of crooks. Posing as the Brockton family, they move to a seaside home, where they plan to steal the jewel collection of the Palmers, their neighbors. Nan wins the confidence of the family by flirting with Tom, who becomes infatuated and wants to go away with her, but she refuses him. Tom is caught red-handed in the Brockton mansion attempting to steal their jewels while Nan is making a success of the Palmer robbery. Tom attempts to rescue Nan from detectives, and they are both arrested along with the gangs. When it is revealed that Nan is actually an undercover agent, she induces them to return the stolen jewels and places them under strict parole; she is then united with Tom.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 9, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Cheating Cheaters, a Comic Melodrama in Four Acts by Max Marcin (New York, 1932).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,623ft (6 reels)

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