Man Of The World

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Powell is an outcast American journalist living in Paris who runs a scandal sheet and blackmails visiting wealthy Americans. Together with his girl friend, Gibson, he milks thousands of dollars out of the unsuspecting Americans as a way of getting back at the society that rejected him. He hits upon the idea of bilking debutante Lombard out of her money,...read more

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Powell is an outcast American journalist living in Paris who runs a scandal sheet and blackmails visiting wealthy Americans. Together with his girl friend, Gibson, he milks thousands of dollars out of the unsuspecting Americans as a way of getting back at the society that rejected him. He

hits upon the idea of bilking debutante Lombard out of her money, but when he falls in love with her, Powell decides not to go through with it. He attempts to break off with Gibson, but she threatens to inform on him to the police if he does, and convinces him that he'll never be free of his past.

Instead, Powell agrees to her plan to extort $10,000 from Lombard's uncle, Kibbee. Lombard, believing Powell to be a crook, flees to the States with her fiance. Powell and Gibson sail for South Africa, and on the ship Powell tears up Kibbee's check.

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