The Devil Plays

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  • Passed
  • 1931
  • 59 min
  • 5.0  (148)

The Devil Plays is a thrilling drama from 1931 that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Directed by Richard Oswald, the film stars Jameson Thomas as John Allen, a young lawyer who becomes embroiled in a complicated love triangle. The movie begins with John Allen's engagement to his long-time sweetheart, Mary Wallace (played by Florence Britton). However, when a wealthy client named Miles Ravenscourt (played by Benita Hume) enters the picture, Mary's affections begin to waver. As John works on the legal case for Miles, he becomes increasingly suspicious of his client's motives and intentions toward Mary. Meanwhile, Miles sets his sights on Mary and does everything in his power to win her over.

Tensions rise as John competes against Miles for Mary's love and uncovers disturbing secrets about Miles and his past. The film is filled with suspenseful twists and turns as John navigates his professional and personal relationships, all while trying to uncover the truth about Miles and protect Mary from harm.

The Devil Plays is not only a thrilling drama, but it also explores deeper themes of loyalty, trust, and jealousy. The complex relationships between the characters are expertly portrayed by the talented cast, with Jameson Thomas delivering a standout performance as the conflicted John Allen. His chemistry with both Florence Britton and Benita Hume is palpable, adding to the tension and drama of the story.

In addition to its well-crafted storyline, The Devil Plays also boasts impressive technical aspects for a film of its time. The cinematography and lighting are particularly noteworthy, with creative camera angles and moody shadows that add to the film's eerie atmosphere.

Overall, The Devil Plays is a captivating drama that delivers on both thrills and substance. Its intricate plot, powerful performances, and impressive technical aspects make it a must-see film for fans of classic cinema.

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    59 min
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    5.0  (148)