You Can't Get Away with It

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Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Written by Robert N. Lee
Gouverneur Morris
Produced by William Fox
Starring Percy Marmont
Malcolm McGregor
Betty Bouton
Cinematography G.O. Post
Production
company
Fox Film Corporation
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 9, 1923 (1923-12-09)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

You Can't Get Away with It is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Percy Marmont, Malcolm McGregor, and Betty Bouton. [1]

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Plot

As described in a film magazine review, [2] Jill, Jane, and May Mackie are left penniless when their father dies. They obtain employment but department store work breaks down Jill's health. Charles Hemingway, cursed with a selfish, unsympathetic wife, grows fond of Jill and she goes to live with him. Later, he dies and she has an opportunity to marry Henry Adams. Facing exposure, she confesses her past. He discards her and she returns to work as a store clerk, convinced that there is no escape from the penalties of doing wrong.

Cast

Preservation

With no prints of You Can't Get Away with It located in any film archives, [3] it is a lost film.

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References

  1. Solomon p. 286
  2. Pardy, George T. (December 15, 1923). "Feature Previews: You Can't Get Away with It". Exhibitors Trade Review. New York: Exhibitors Review Publishing Corporation. 15 (3): 25. Retrieved April 27, 2022.PD-icon.svgThis article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  3. Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: You Can't Get Away with It

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