sometimes there's nothing to watch. photo by william gedney
Saturday, May 5, 2012
'the cheat' is chillingly fun. described as a film of 'Love, lust, possession, money, social standing, and addiction', bankhead is wonderfully chic as the party gal who is happily married to a sweet guy till a gambling debt poisons her life. the actor who plays the bad guy is a super creep. movies were daring in the thirties and some of them still feel that way. surely this one does.