The Cheat Overview:

The Cheat (1915) was a Drama - Silent Films Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky.

The Cheat was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

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Classic Films in Focus: THE CHEAT (1931)

By Jennifer Garlen on Dec 2, 2023 From Virtual Virago

I decided to watch The Cheat (1931) knowing that other classic movie bloggers have found the picture merely mediocre, but with Huntsville native Tallulah Bankhead in the starring role I felt obligated to give it a try and see for myself. Sadly, this Pre-Code drama deserves the lukewarm reviews other... Read full article

The Cheat (1915) and The Story of Sessue Hayakawa

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 14, 2020 From 4 Star Films

East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet. The cinema landscape was still in its utter infancy in 1915. Thus, beyond the monumental impact of D.W. Griffith, The Cheat is another subsequent landmark production for a couple of the talents it helped align. There would be no Cecil B. ... Read full article

Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931)

By Kellee Pratt on Jun 29, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931) Even the poster makes it clear Tallulah Bankhead is the star One of the captivating traits found in a Pre-Code film is a dark tone, that often reflects a discernible note of danger. I suppose it?s a flair for the dramatics that draws many to the dark s... Read full article

Christmas on Film: The Cheaters (1945)

on Dec 22, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

Last Christmas I was wrapping presents and watching made-for-TV Christmas movies on YouTube when?after finishing Susan Lucci?s Christmas Carol? this film began autoplaying. I was excited to find a new-to-me classic Christmas film (which I have previously mentioned can be hard to find). ?The Cheaters... Read full article

Discovering Tallulah: The Cheat (1931)

By shadowsandsatin on Mar 14, 2017 From Shadows and Satin

When I think of my favorite pre-Code actresses, I must admit that Tallulah Bankhead is not one of the first names that springs to mind. In fact, I usually don?t think of her at all ? and that?s a real shame. She only appeared in 24 films during her career, and her acting had a tendency to be a bit s... Read full article

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Quotes from

Edith Hardy: The same old story - my husband objects to my extravagance - and you.

Edith Hardy: [lying about how she lost $10,000] I lost it playing bridge- I was afraid to tell you.

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Facts about

Because of a protest from the Japanese Association of Southern California, Sessue Hayakawa's name and nationality was changed for the 1918 re-release. Originally he was a Japanese called Hishuru Tori; in the re-issue he was a Burmese called Haka Arakau.
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1993.
The surviving copy is from the 1918 re-release, and so the date on the check and the date in the newspaper have been altered from 1915 to 1918 in an attempt to make it seem like a contemporary film.
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The Cheat

Released 1915
Inducted 1993

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