Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Cheat - 1915

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 13 December 1915 (USA)
Writers: Hector Turnbull (scenario), Jeanie Macpherson (scenario)
Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa and Jack Dean
Edith Hardy uses charity funds for Wall Street investments in hopes of buying some new gowns. She loses all the money and borrows from wealthy oriental Tori. When her husband gives her the amount she borrowed, Tori won't take it back, branding her shoulder with a Japanese sign of his ownership. She shoots him. Her husband takes the blame. In court Edith reveals all to an angry mob.

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