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DATE
PAGE
New York Times
30 Dec 1929
p. 16.
Variety
1 Jan 1930
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1929
Copyright Number:
LP863
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,097 ft.
Duration(in mins):
74
Length(in feet):
6,802
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Blake Greeson, a fearless gunman for mobster Sterky, is drafted into the military service and goes to war. Greeson glories in his battle victories and is admired by Jerry Patterson, who is afraid to fight. In proving himself to Greeson, Jerry is mortally wounded, but before dying he has Greeson promise to tell his family about his bravery. Greeson returns home a major and a war hero, but when he accepts the position of chief of police, Louise, Jerry's sister, disapproves. Nevertheless, when a rival gang plans a bank robbery, Greeson sends his force to confront them, thus upholding the law and winning ... +


Blake Greeson, a fearless gunman for mobster Sterky, is drafted into the military service and goes to war. Greeson glories in his battle victories and is admired by Jerry Patterson, who is afraid to fight. In proving himself to Greeson, Jerry is mortally wounded, but before dying he has Greeson promise to tell his family about his bravery. Greeson returns home a major and a war hero, but when he accepts the position of chief of police, Louise, Jerry's sister, disapproves. Nevertheless, when a rival gang plans a bank robbery, Greeson sends his force to confront them, thus upholding the law and winning Louise. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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