The Squealer


1h 7m 1930

Brief Synopsis

A gangster's wife, fearful that he is about to be murdered by his rivals, tips off the police to his whereabouts in order to save his life. Her husband, however, believes her reason was that she wanted him out of the way so she could have his best friend.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 20, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Squealer by Mark Linder (New York, 12 Nov 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,358ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Charlie Hart, ostensibly in real estate, operates an undercover bootlegging trade and is an underworld power, with no mercy for his opponents. When Ratface Edwards tips off Valletti--Hart's business rival and enemy--he is quickly eliminated by Mitter Davis, Hart's right-hand man. His business is the source of many quarrels between Hart and his wife, Margaret, who is secretly loved by John Sheridan, Hart's lawyer and best friend. Hart goes to see Valletti, who plans to get revenge on Davis, but violence is avoided; later, Valletti is found dead and Hart flees to a resort; but Valletti's men learn of his whereabouts from his young son, Bunny. Hart is caught and sentenced to a 7-year prison term. Following a prison break, he seeks revenge on Margaret and Sheridan, but realizing his son will be better off in the care of the lawyer, Hart disguises himself as Sheridan and walks into the trap he has prepared for him.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 20, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Squealer by Mark Linder (New York, 12 Nov 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,358ft (7 reels)

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