The Beautiful Cheat (1945 film)

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The Beautiful Cheat
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay by Ben Markson
Elwood Ullman
Story byManuel Seff
Fritz Rotter
Produced byCharles Barton
Starring Bonita Granville
Noah Beery Jr.
Margaret Irving
Sarah Selby
Irene Ryan
Carol Hughes
Tom Dillon
Cinematography Elwood Bredell
Edited byRay Snyder
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • July 20, 1945 (1945-07-20)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Beautiful Cheat is a 1945 American comedy film directed by Charles Barton and written by Ben Markson and Elwood Ullman. The film stars Bonita Granville, Noah Beery Jr., Margaret Irving, Sarah Selby, Irene Ryan, Carol Hughes and Tom Dillon. The film was released on July 20, 1945, by Universal Pictures. [1] [2] [3]



A sociologist sends his friend, a psychologist, to a local detention center to obtain a delinquent teenager for the sociologist to study for a book he is writing. When the psychologist is unable to get a teenager released to his custody, he convinces a secretary to pose as one. The fake delinquent causes chaos in the sociologist's life and home.


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