Director: Tod Browning, Sam Wood Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong

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Paid was the third film version of the Bayard Veiller stage play Within the Law. Joan Crawford is cast as a shopgirl falsely arrested for stealing and sent to jail for three years. She swears vengeance on the store owner (Purnell Pratt), and to that end sets up a shady but legal racket wherein she and partner Marie Prevost act as "matchmakers" for lonely old men. It's all part of a plan to fleece the store owner by placing him in a compromising position, but Joan is sidetracked when she meets the owner's son (Kent Douglass. Marrying him in order to exact revenge on his father, Crawford falls in love with the young man and abandons her scheme. But once more, Crawford is wrongly accused of a crime, this time of murder. Paid ends happily for all concerned--especially MGM, which remade this reliable property (again!) under its old title Within the Law (1939), with Ruth Hussey in the lead.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2010
UPC: 0883316242148
Original Release: 1930
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 33,087

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Mary Turner
Donald Smith Joe Garson
Marie Prevost Agnes Lynch
Kent Douglass Bob Gilder
John Miljan Inspector Burke
Purnell Pratt Edward Gilder
Hale Hamilton District Attorney Demarest
Tyrell Davis Eddie Griggs
William Bakewell Carney
George Cooper Red
Gwen Lee Bertha
Isabel Withers Helen Morris
Polly Moran Polly
Robert E. O'Connor Cassidy
Edward S. Brophy Actor

Technical Credits
Tod Browning Director
Sam Wood Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Lucien Hubbard Screenwriter
Charles MacArthur Screenwriter
Charles Rosher Cinematographer
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Hugh Wynn Editor

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