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DATE
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Film Daily
23 Nov 1930
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New York Times
24 Nov 1930
p. 26
Variety
26 Nov 1930
p. 18
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Rec eng
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Release Date:
19 October 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
14 October 1930
LP1646
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
57
Length(in feet):
5,760
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Susie, a friend to gangsters and ex-convicts, rears Dick Rollins, son of a dead convict, making certain that he steers clear of underworld elements, and gets him a job as a press agent. When he brings home Mary, a chorus girl, and announces their engagement, Susie is infuriated. Hayes, the producer of Mary's show, gives them an engagement party, but at the last minute Dick has to work; later, he discovers that Mary killed Hayes to escape from his advances and assumes the blame himself. Despite Mary's protests, Dick is convicted of manslaughter. Although Susie regrets the turn of events, she places hope in Mary's future with Dick. While in prison, Dick writes a play for Mary; unable to obtain a producer for it, Mary accepts the offer of Drake to stage the play if she is included in the deal. Houlihan, who has unsuccessfully pursued Mary, learns of her relations with Drake and informs Susie. After denial, Mary confesses the truth to Susie; Susie promises not to tell Dick, and the lovers are reunited upon his ...

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Susie, a friend to gangsters and ex-convicts, rears Dick Rollins, son of a dead convict, making certain that he steers clear of underworld elements, and gets him a job as a press agent. When he brings home Mary, a chorus girl, and announces their engagement, Susie is infuriated. Hayes, the producer of Mary's show, gives them an engagement party, but at the last minute Dick has to work; later, he discovers that Mary killed Hayes to escape from his advances and assumes the blame himself. Despite Mary's protests, Dick is convicted of manslaughter. Although Susie regrets the turn of events, she places hope in Mary's future with Dick. While in prison, Dick writes a play for Mary; unable to obtain a producer for it, Mary accepts the offer of Drake to stage the play if she is included in the deal. Houlihan, who has unsuccessfully pursued Mary, learns of her relations with Drake and informs Susie. After denial, Mary confesses the truth to Susie; Susie promises not to tell Dick, and the lovers are reunited upon his release.

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Sub-genre:
Crime


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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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