The Cheat
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The Cheat
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 $10,000, Ward tries to call off her deal with Hayakawa, but the enraged oriental calls her a… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Made waves during its day because of its explosive sexual and racial content."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fascinating -- albeit racist -- pre-Biblical DeMille."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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