Beauty and brains were Besty Bigley's only hopes of escaping rural poverty. A notorious con-woman of the 1890s, alias Mrs. Chadwick, alias Pelvina de Vere, and a string of other false names... See full summary »

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Betsy Bigley
Richard Binsley ...
Lester
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Ralph Dugot
Brent Carver ...
Charles Chadwick
William Colgate ...
Robert Kipp
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Dan Bigley (as Kenneth Pogue)
Sharry Flett ...
Alice Bigley
Deborah Kip ...
Emma Bigley (as Deborah Kipp)
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Mary Bigley
Ross Petty ...
Robert Vandecar
Paul Brown ...
Pilcher
Douglas Rain ...
Ashton Fletcher
Richard Blackburn ...
Crown Attorney Ball
Patricia Hamilton ...
Florida G. Blythe
Seirge LeBlanc ...
Charles Junior
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Beauty and brains were Besty Bigley's only hopes of escaping rural poverty. A notorious con-woman of the 1890s, alias Mrs. Chadwick, alias Pelvina de Vere, and a string of other false names. She worked her way up the criminal ranks, all the way to Wall Street, where she chiseled fortunes out of millionaires. Based on a true story. Written by Fryingham

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Charmer. Swindler. Cheat...

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Crime | Drama

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6 October 1985 (Canada)  »

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Rakkautta ja petoksia  »

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Followed by Grand Larceny (1991) See more »

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Love and Larceny...
4 March 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid living at home, I saw this movie and TV that got me searching Crime stories so I can find out more about her, (She was a real person). Her story differed slightly from the movie, but it was very well done and well cast and often overlooked. There was a sequel made, but have not yet seen it, but would like to.


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