Fun Size Review: The Cheat (1915)

Cecil B. DeMille-helmed tale of sordid revenge. Fannie Ward dips into the Red Cross funds to gamble on the stock market and loses all. Sussue Hayakawa is her platonic pal who will loan her the money if she becomes… less platonic. Things get nasty very fast. Lean and slick with a star-making performance from Hayakawa. Ward, however, emotes egregiously. Not for the easily offended.

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How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Hayakawa takes a branding iron to Ward, she shoots him in retaliation and her husband takes the blame. Ward confesses all at his trial and the crowd turns on Hayakawa. A happy ending for one horrible person and a sad one for the other.

If it were a dessert it would be: Dragonfruit Chiffon Cupcakes. Decadent elements added onto a familiar base creating something pretty tasty.

Read my full-length review here.

Availability: Released on DVD.

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