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Jay Fassett in The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell

The Cheat / Merrily We Go to Hell

1931 NR

Addiction drives the action in this pair of classic films released in the 1930s before Hollywood's strict "Production Code" was put into place, banning certain taboo topics. In The Cheat, a woman's (Tallulah Bankhead) gambling has driven her to desperate means -- and into the arms of a wealthy businessman. In Merrily We Go to Hell, Fredric March is an alcoholic whose abusive behavior forces his wife (Sylvia Sidney) to make a desperate choice.