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Motive for Revenge (1935)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  15 May 1935 (USA)
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Bank teller Barry Webster is driven to stealing bank funds by his mother-in-law who continually nags him about forcing her daughter Muriel to live in poverty. He is caught and sent to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald Cook ...
Irene Hervey ...
Muriel Webster King
Doris Lloyd ...
Mrs. Fleming
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William King
Le Strange Millman ...
District Attorney Milroy (as William Le Strange Millman)
Russell Simpson ...
McAllister
John Kelly ...
Detective Larkin
Edwin Argus ...
Detective Red
Billy West ...
Ray - Convict
Wheeler Oakman ...
Doane
Frank LaRue ...
Warden
Fern Emmett ...
Mrs. Kenilworthy - Housekeeper
Dorothea Wolbert ...
Annie - Maid (as Dorothy Wolbert)
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Bank teller Barry Webster is driven to stealing bank funds by his mother-in-law who continually nags him about forcing her daughter Muriel to live in poverty. He is caught and sent to prison and, while there, the mother forces Muriel to divorce him and marry a wealthy industrialist. After serving his term and being released, the new husband catches Barry and Muriel together. A shot is heard, the husband is killed and Barry and Muriel are accused of the murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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bank teller | embezzlement | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Thunder in the Streets  »

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Too sappy and contrived to make it believable for even a brief moment
19 October 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Donald Cook stars in this very difficult to believe film. It begins with Barry (Cook) married to a spoiled and selfish woman and her even more rotten mother living with them. It seems the ladies were quite rich and see the marriage as a come-down—and don't even try to conceal their contempt for the man. So, out of desperation to please his wife and harpy mother-in-law, the man embezzles money to keep them in a style to which they have become accustomed. He's soon caught and sent to prison. The wife says she blames herself for this, but only a short time later she divorces him and remarries! Truly these are two very despicable women!

When Barry gets out of prison, he returns to see his wife in some sort of convoluted revenge plan. However, in the process her nasty new husband is killed. Now you'd THINK Barry would be happy about this or even kill her, too. But here is where the film gets dumb. While he is able to escape, some insanely misguided sense of loyalty gets him to take responsibility for the killing! Why?! This makes no sense at all—no man is THAT sappy And the ending—boy is that ridiculous! The bottom line is that this film just isn't very good and much of the acting is poor---though Cook is quite good. Probably not worth your time.


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