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The Big Brain

1933
1h 12m
Drama
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Cast

George E. Stone (Max Werner)Phillips Holmes (Terry Van Sloan)Fay Wray (Cynthia Glennon)Minna Gombell (Margy)Lilian Bond (Dorothy Norton)Reginald Owen (Lord Darlington)Berton Churchill (Col. Higginbotham)Reginald Mason (Lord Latham)Sam Hardy (Slick Ryan)Randall Stake (Scoop)Edgar Norton (Butler)Charles McNaughton (Wallack)Lucien Littlefield (Justice of the Peace)Douglass Dumbrille (Dan Thomas)Bobbie Hale (News Vendor)Dell Henderson (Minor Role)Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian (Sailor)Claude King (Minor Role)

Director

George Archainbaud

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Synopsis

The story of a ruthless small time crook's rise from lowly barber shop backroom bookie to high stakes international swindler. Max Werner (Stone) goes from the gambling to crooked stocks and bond dealing,getting ever richer. Dodging the law, he flees to England where he follows through with more stock chicanery, setting up phony companies. After a newspaper exposes one of his associates, he double crosses another to take his girlfriend back to America, where a trap awaits him.

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