The Pay-Off

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Sherman both directs and stars in this film about a master thief who only steals from other criminals and doesn't resort to violence against any of his victims. The Robin Hood-style crook falls in love with Nixon, who is engaged to Janney. In a gallant gesture, Sherman chooses to go to the electric chair to save Nixon and Janney from being prosecuted. The...read more

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Sherman both directs and stars in this film about a master thief who only steals from other criminals and doesn't resort to violence against any of his victims. The Robin Hood-style crook falls in love with Nixon, who is engaged to Janney. In a gallant gesture, Sherman chooses to go to the

electric chair to save Nixon and Janney from being prosecuted. The film represents Sherman's second effort as a director, but unfortunately he is better in front of the camera than behind it. The film is technically awkward and a crucial scene involving a jewelry heist is bungled by bad

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  • Review: Sherman both directs and stars in this film about a master thief who only steals from other criminals and doesn't resort to violence against any of his victims. The Robin Hood-style crook falls in love with Nixon, who is engaged to Janney. In a gallant ges… (more)

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