The Splendid Crime (1925)

The Splendid Crime is a lost 1926 crime drama directed by William C. deMille and starring Bebe Daniels. Famous Players-Lasky produced and Paramount Pictures distributed.


Violet Clark, William C. de Mille (story)




Cast overview:
Bebe Daniels ... Jenny
Neil Hamilton ... Bob Van Dyke
Anne Cornwall ... Beth Van Dyke
Anthony Jowitt ... John Norton
Fred Walton Fred Walton ... Dugan
Lloyd Corrigan ... Kelly
Mickey McBan Mickey McBan ... The Kid
Josephine Crowell ... Mary
Marcelle Corday ... Madame Denise


Pretty thief Jenny, is discovered by Bob Van Dyke, a young millionaire, when she is about to burgle his safe. He lectures her on the evils of crime and, to test her decency, leaves her alone with a large roll of bills. Jenny decides to go straight and leaves the money alone. She then gets a job as a dressmaker and is later called to the Van Dyke home to do some work for Bob's sister, and Jenny discovers that, faced with financial ruin in the stock market, Bob is about to steal $20,000 from his housekeeper. To forestall him, Jenny arranges for her old confederates to steal the money first, taking the blame for the crime herself. Inspired by Jenny's example, Bob accepts his bankruptcy with grace, becomes a golf pro, and marries Jenny, who, in the meantime, has returned the money and settled her score with the law. Written by Pamela Short

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Crime | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

4 January 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El último crimen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Splendid Crime ( 1925 ) is a lost silent film. See more »


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