The Adorable Cheat
B&W : Six reels / [?] 5084 or 5400? feet
Directed by Burton King
Cast: Lila Lee [Marian Dorsey], Cornelius Keefe [George Mason], Burr McIntosh [Cyrus Dorsey], Reginald Sheffield [Will Dorsey], Gladden James [Howard Carver], Harry Allen [‘Dad’ Mason], Alice Knowland [Mrs. Mason], Virginia Lee [Roberta Arnold], Rolfe Sedan [a card-playing guest]
Chesterfield Motion Pictures Corporation production. / Scenario by Arthur Hoerl. Production supervised by Lon Young. Cinematography by M.A. Anderson. Intertitles by De Leon Anthony. Edited by De Leon Anthony. / Released 15 August 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film.
Synopsis: [Motion Picture News, 21 April 1928, page 1273] Daughter of wealthy manufacturer falls in love with his shipping clerk and unknown to her father gets a job as shipping clerk’s assistant under an assumed name. The romance ripens and he is invited for a week-end party to her home, where her weakling brother through heavy gambling losses, rifles the father’s safe and suspicion is turned on the shipping clerk. He proves his innocence, wins the place of the wealthy man’s general manager and also the girl.
Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Crime: Theft - Families: Brother-sister relationships - Gambling - Labor: Shipping clerks
Listing updated: 20 September 2010.
References: Limbacher-Feature p. 2 : ClasIm-204 p. C24 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.