Payment Deferred (1932)

Director
Lothar Mendes

Main cast
Charles Laughton; Maureen O'Sullivan; Dorothy Peterson; Verree Teasdale; Ray Milland

Genres
Crime, Thriller

Description
Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay his family's bills. When his wealthy nephew visits, Marble asks him for a loan, but the young man refuses. Marble decides to kill his nephew. It is a twisted path to justice after Marble is transformed by the crime he committed and the wealth he gains.


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