Ladies Love Brutes (1930)

80 mins | Melodrama | 26 April 1930

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Cinematographer:

Harry Fischbeck

Editor:

Eda Warren

Production Company:

Paramount Publix Corp.
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HISTORY

Although Zöe Akins' Pardon My Glove was intended for Broadway, the May 1926 Rochester preview is the only confirmed opening of the play, which starred Billie Burke and Louis Wolheim. ...

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Although Zöe Akins' Pardon My Glove was intended for Broadway, the May 1926 Rochester preview is the only confirmed opening of the play, which starred Billie Burke and Louis Wolheim.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 May 1930
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New York Times
16 May 1930
p. 20
Variety
21 May 1930
p. 25
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Adpt and dial
Adpt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
J. A. Goodrich
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Pardon My Glove by Zoë Akins (Rochester, NY opening: 17 May 1926).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 April 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Publix Corp.
25 April 1930
LP1256
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,171
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Joe Forziati, an Italian immigrant who has battled his way to success as a New York building contractor, decides to embark on a social career. Wyndham, his lawyer, arranges for him to be a guest at the home of socialite Mimi Howell, but his son Joey and his grandmother view his flashy new wardrobe dubiously. Mimi, who is on the verge of a divorce from her husband, Dwight, falls under the spell of Joe. Mike Mendino, a labor agitator whom Joe has defeated, plots revenge by arranging for Slip, one of his gang, to become Joe's chauffeur. Mimi breaks off their relationship because of their unequal social positions, but Joe has Slip kidnap her child so that he may return the boy himself. His own son is kidnapped by the gang, but after a battle with them, the child is retrieved. Mimi is reunited with her husband, and Joe, realizing the impossibility of his aspirations, returns home with his ...

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Joe Forziati, an Italian immigrant who has battled his way to success as a New York building contractor, decides to embark on a social career. Wyndham, his lawyer, arranges for him to be a guest at the home of socialite Mimi Howell, but his son Joey and his grandmother view his flashy new wardrobe dubiously. Mimi, who is on the verge of a divorce from her husband, Dwight, falls under the spell of Joe. Mike Mendino, a labor agitator whom Joe has defeated, plots revenge by arranging for Slip, one of his gang, to become Joe's chauffeur. Mimi breaks off their relationship because of their unequal social positions, but Joe has Slip kidnap her child so that he may return the boy himself. His own son is kidnapped by the gang, but after a battle with them, the child is retrieved. Mimi is reunited with her husband, and Joe, realizing the impossibility of his aspirations, returns home with his son.

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