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The Cheat

The Cheat (1915)

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Release Date: Dec 13, 1915 Wide

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The Cheat was the picture that "made" the reputation of director Cecil B. DeMille. Broadway star Fannie Ward plays an irresponsible socialite who uses the charity funds entrusted to her to play the stock market. When she loses the money, Ward is afraid to tell her husband Jack Dean, so she arranges to borrow $10,000 from wealthy oriental Sessue Hayakawa. It is understood that, in exchange for the loan, Ward will surrender herself sexually to Hayakawa. When her husband gives her a gift of

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Made waves during its day because of its explosive sexual and racial content.

June 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Fascinating -- albeit racist -- pre-Biblical DeMille.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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I loved this movie, it mixes the romance, thriller, and drama genres, sort of like a film noir, but much earlier. There are a lot of cool editing techniques used skillfully too. And I loved the ending. I highly recommend this movie, it's the best movie I've seen from the 1910s so far.
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