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Manslaughter / The Cheat
Format: DVD Genre: Drama-Classics, Silent Films
Manslaughter /  The Cheat

Manslaughter / The Cheat

Format: DVD Genre: Drama-Classics, Silent Films
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This double bill of Cecil B. DeMille melodramas opens with the Jazz Age tale "Manslaughter," in which sybaritic society girl Leatrice Joy accidentally kills a traffic cop and, while in jail, repents her partying ways. Scenes of "bathtub gin" bashes are mixed with vignettes of Ancient Roman debauchery to re-enforce DeMille's message. Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson co-star. Then, the director's racy (for its time) "The Cheat" tells of a free-spending socialite who loses $10,000 in charity funds entrusted to her and turns to a Burmese ivory merchant who agrees to help her...if she will give herself to him. Fannie Ward and Sessue Hayakawa star. 159 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Studio: Kino Lorber
Release Date: 4/2/2002
Item #: KOV002442
UPC #: 738329024420
SKU #: D28651
Attributes: Silent Movie
Product Type: DVD
Rating: UNR
Closed Caption: No

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