The Adorable Cheat

The Adorable Cheat is a 1928 silent film starring Lila Lee and distributed by an independent film company, Chesterfield Motion Pictures. It was directed by Burton L. King with a copy being long held by The Library of Congress.[1][2][3]

The Adorable Cheat
Directed byBurton L. King
Produced byChesterfield Motion Pictures
Written byArthur Hoerl(scenario)
De Leon Anthony(intertitles)
StarringLila Lee
CinematographyM.A. Anderson
Edited byDe Leon Anthony
Distributed byChesterfield Pictures
Release date
  • August 15, 1928 (1928-08-15)
Running time
59 minutes; 6 reels
English intertitles


The daughter of a wealthy industrialist wants to take over the company when her father retires, but the father—an old-fashioned sort who doesn't believe that "girls" belong in business—is planning on leaving the company to her wastrel playboy brother. In order to prove to her dad that she can handle the job, she disguises herself as an ordinary "working girl" and gets a job in her dad's plant. There she meets and falls in love with a clerk. She brings the young man home to meet her folks, but during the evening the family safe is robbed, and all signs point to her new boyfriend.[4]



  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. The Adorable Cheat at
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress page 1. by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  4. International Movie Database "IMDB"

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