The Easiest Way [DVD] [1931]

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The Easiest Way
In this melodrama that was considered utterly scandalous in its day, an impoverished, beautiful young ghetto girl quickly learns that she can get to Easy Street on her back. Her indecent journey begins when a scout discovers her working in a department store. He gets her signed up to a modeling agency where she soon becomes the mistress of the owner. He gives her plenty of money and a nice place to live. She tries to share the money with her family, but they strongly disapprove of the means by which she is "earning" it. The young model later falls in love with an Argentine tycoon who proposes, but is unable to marry her because he must hastily return to Buenos Aires to attend to personal matters. He asks that she wait for him. She wants to, but finds herself seduced by the lure of her other lover's money and so moves in with him. When the tycoon finally returns and finds out, he is utterly devastated and tragedy ensues for the girl. There are two prints of the film around: one features a happy ending, while in the other, the tragedy continues. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Constance Bennett
    Constance Bennett - Laura Murdock
  • Adolphe Menjou
    Adolphe Menjou - Walter Brockton
  • Robert Montgomery
    Robert Montgomery - Jack Madison
  • Anita Page
    Anita Page - Peg Feliki
  • Marjorie Rambeau
    Marjorie Rambeau - Elfie St. Clair
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