The Moth is a 1934 American crime drama film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer about an irresponsible, disinherited heiress called Diane who heads for New Orleans and crosses paths with a jewel thief who is a notorious criminal known as The Moth.
Wealthy young socialite Diane Wyman squanders her fortune and becomes involved in a scandalous raid at a wild party. Her legal guardian, a lecherous old man who has the hots for her, hires a private detective to spy on her. He tails her to a train headed for New Orleans, but she catches on to him. She befriends a young woman aboard the train and they both give the private eye the slip. What Diane doesn’t know, however, is that that her newfound friend is actually a notorious criminal known as The Moth, and she has her own reasons for helping Diane escape–she, too, is being tailed by a detective, who’s after a cache of jewels she’s stolen.
- Sally O’Neil Diana Wyman
- Paul Page George Duncan
- Wilfred Lucas John Gale
- Fred Kelsey Detective Blake
- Duncan Renaldo Don Pedro
- Marie LeMaire – aka The Moth
- Nina Guilbert Auntie Jane Stevens