Women Go on Forever (1931)

64 or 67 mins | Melodrama | 15 August 1931

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Film Daily
31 May 31
p. 4.
Film Daily
16 Aug 31
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Jul 31
p. 5.
Motion Picture Herald
18 Jul 31
p. 38.
Variety
20 Oct 31
p. 27.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Women Go on Forever by Daniel N. Rubin (New York, 7 Sep 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 August 1931
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64 or 67
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Daisy Bowman runs a boarding house in New York City. When Jake rents a room there, he and Daisy become romantically involved. Among the other boarders are Betty, a shop girl, and her fiancé Eddie, a taxi driver. Eddie is framed for a murder by a gangster and is sent to prison. He keeps the fact of his arrest secret from Betty, who believes that he has left her. Jake then makes a play for Betty, causing Daisy to feel jealous. Jake and Daisy quarrel and he is about to strangle her when her young blind son shoots and kills him. Pete, another gangster, gets Betty drunk. He wants to spend the night with her and, when Daisy tries to prevent him, he threatens to tell the police who really killed Jake. Meanwhile, Eddie has been released from jail, and when he returns to find Betty drunk with Pete, he is disgusted. Jake's brother, thinking that Eddie murdered Jake, tries to shoot him, but Daisy tells him that it was actually Pete who killed his brother. The brother kills Pete and shortly afterward dies himself of a wound inflicted by Pete. Her son in the clear, Daisy now helps Eddie and Betty ... +


Daisy Bowman runs a boarding house in New York City. When Jake rents a room there, he and Daisy become romantically involved. Among the other boarders are Betty, a shop girl, and her fiancé Eddie, a taxi driver. Eddie is framed for a murder by a gangster and is sent to prison. He keeps the fact of his arrest secret from Betty, who believes that he has left her. Jake then makes a play for Betty, causing Daisy to feel jealous. Jake and Daisy quarrel and he is about to strangle her when her young blind son shoots and kills him. Pete, another gangster, gets Betty drunk. He wants to spend the night with her and, when Daisy tries to prevent him, he threatens to tell the police who really killed Jake. Meanwhile, Eddie has been released from jail, and when he returns to find Betty drunk with Pete, he is disgusted. Jake's brother, thinking that Eddie murdered Jake, tries to shoot him, but Daisy tells him that it was actually Pete who killed his brother. The brother kills Pete and shortly afterward dies himself of a wound inflicted by Pete. Her son in the clear, Daisy now helps Eddie and Betty reunite. +

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