The Cheat (1931) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • Love, lust, possession, money, social standing, and addiction. Elsa Carlyle is impulsive and a gambler; though loved by her husband Jeff, she's spoiled and selfish, concerned with social standing. Meanwhile, Jeff wants to keep a lid on spending while he completes business deals that could make them rich. One night, on a hunch, she bets and loses big at a casino, then she doubles her problems with more impulsive decisions. Hardy Livingston, a wealthy Casanova just back from the Orient, makes a play for her. Elsa dallies with Hardy, but soon, his insistence and her dire financial affairs seem destined to lead to adultery. Who's the cheat?

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  • Woman in debt makes an impulsive investment which doesn't go her way.

    - Written by Sin Jack


The film begins with a shot of The Dunes Yacht Club of Long Island. It dissolves to the interior, where the rich are sitting around a table and talking...

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