In "An Honest Man," Charles Laughton stars as a grocery worker who steals money from his employer to cover a bet.
The next day, he returns to his job at the sandwich counter in Mr. Kelsey's grocery store. Freddie has been at his job for twenty-six years and his boss trusts him completely. That evening, as he and his coworker, Dora, close up the store, Freddie asks to walk her home.
He is interested in Dora, but she admits that she can't get serious about a guy unless he has a little nest egg put away. Freddie doesn't have a nest egg, but he wants Dora, so he tries to figure out how to get one.
The next day, Tom Bass, the local bookie, drops by the store. He provides Freddie with an opportunity to raise money quickly, and all he has to do is borrow a bit from the cash register...
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