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Film Daily
27 Nov 1927.
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New York Times
20 Dec 1927
p. 33.
Variety
21 Dec 1927
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 November 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24668
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,235
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Max, a sleight-of-hand artist, and his partner Nick, impoverished by the war, return to Vienna, the scene of earlier, happy days. Like many people driven to desperation, Max becomes a professional thief rather than starve; and Nick, in spite of scruples, also succumbs. Soon they are again prosperous, and Max is accosted by Anna, a poor girl reduced to picking pockets; he takes her to a restaurant and then to an amusement park, and they are soon caught up in a blissful romance, spending the night on the Ferris wheel. Anna takes a job as waitress in a beer garden, witnesses Max stealing a diamond brooch from a customer, and compels him to return it; Nick, convinced that her intrusion is destroying his friendship, causes her arrest. Ultimately, however, Nick takes the blame for the crime, leaving the lovers to start a new ... +


Max, a sleight-of-hand artist, and his partner Nick, impoverished by the war, return to Vienna, the scene of earlier, happy days. Like many people driven to desperation, Max becomes a professional thief rather than starve; and Nick, in spite of scruples, also succumbs. Soon they are again prosperous, and Max is accosted by Anna, a poor girl reduced to picking pockets; he takes her to a restaurant and then to an amusement park, and they are soon caught up in a blissful romance, spending the night on the Ferris wheel. Anna takes a job as waitress in a beer garden, witnesses Max stealing a diamond brooch from a customer, and compels him to return it; Nick, convinced that her intrusion is destroying his friendship, causes her arrest. Ultimately, however, Nick takes the blame for the crime, leaving the lovers to start a new life. +

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