Directed by: Sam Wood
Actors: Joan Crawford, Robert Armstrong, Marie Prevost, Douglass Montgomery, John Miljan, Purnell Pratt
Also known as: Within the Law, Indenfor loven, Pagada, Dentro da Lei
Description: Mary Turner, a shopgirl, is sentenced to a 3-year prison term for a crime she did not commit, and she declares in the courtroom that she will someday even the score for the way in which she has been treated by the law. After serving her term, she becomes associated with three criminals: Joe Garson, Agnes Lynch, and Red, with whom she instigates numerous activities bordering on embezzlement, blackmail, and larceny, but which are always within the law. To gain revenge on her former employer, she marries his son, Bob, who loves her and for whom she comes to care. His father, Edward Gilder, attempts to have the marriage annulled, and failing in this, he persuades Eddie Griggs to act as informer and aid Joe and Red in robbing Bob’s home. But Mary learns of the scheme and exposes Eddie, causing Joe to kill him. The police do not believe her claim of self-defense, but Joe is ultimately captured and through third degree methods is forced to confess, thus freeing Mary to be happily reunited with Bob.