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DATE
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Film Daily
31 Jul 1927.
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New York Times
13 Jul 1927
p. 21.
Variety
13 Jul 1927
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Dance Magic by Clarence Budington Kelland (New York, 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 June 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 June 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24068
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,588
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jahala Chandler, who lives in a religious community in New England, is forbidden to dance by her stern and bigoted father. Unable to brook her father's narrow views, she runs away to the city for a career on the Broadway stage. There, she meets theatrical producer Jed Brophy and Leach Norcutt, a theater angel. Leach falls in love with her, but Jed, promising her stardom, casts off his former sweetheart, Selma, and hopes to win her submission. When Jahala finds Jed murdered in his apartment, she suspects Leach; thinking she has committed the crime, Leach makes a confession to the police, which is, however, repudiated by Selma, who surrenders. Jahala returns to her rural home, broken by the events. Leach, who realizes his love for her, comes to claim ... +


Jahala Chandler, who lives in a religious community in New England, is forbidden to dance by her stern and bigoted father. Unable to brook her father's narrow views, she runs away to the city for a career on the Broadway stage. There, she meets theatrical producer Jed Brophy and Leach Norcutt, a theater angel. Leach falls in love with her, but Jed, promising her stardom, casts off his former sweetheart, Selma, and hopes to win her submission. When Jahala finds Jed murdered in his apartment, she suspects Leach; thinking she has committed the crime, Leach makes a confession to the police, which is, however, repudiated by Selma, who surrenders. Jahala returns to her rural home, broken by the events. Leach, who realizes his love for her, comes to claim her. +

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