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According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title Fires of Youth, was currently in the cutting room. ... More Less

According to a studio time-table in the 6 Oct 1927 Hollywood Vagabond, the film, under the working title Fires of Youth, was currently in the cutting room. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17-Dec-27
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Hollywood Vagabond
6 Oct 1927
p. 6.
Variety
7 Dec 27
p. 18.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Fires of Youth
Release Date:
19 November 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Copyright Date:
29 November 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24744
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,280
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Al Whitcomb, a poor boy who grew up in the slums, began his career folding newspapers. When he is a reporter, he falls in love with Vera Worth, the society editor, unaware that the rent on her apartment is being paid by the newspaper's owner. While visiting her, Al kills the owner in self-defense, but Vera perjures herself at the trial to protect her reputation. However, she later tells the court the truth, thereby freeing ... +


Al Whitcomb, a poor boy who grew up in the slums, began his career folding newspapers. When he is a reporter, he falls in love with Vera Worth, the society editor, unaware that the rent on her apartment is being paid by the newspaper's owner. While visiting her, Al kills the owner in self-defense, but Vera perjures herself at the trial to protect her reputation. However, she later tells the court the truth, thereby freeing Al. +

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Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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