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The working title of this film was Lady of New York ... More Less

The working title of this film was Lady of New York . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Jan 37
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Oct 36
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Jan 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
3 Dec 36
p. 7.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Jan 37
p. 40.
New York Times
13 Jan 37
p. 13.
Variety
13 Jan 37
p. 13.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Lady of New York
Release Date:
31 December 1936
Production Date:
5 October--19 October 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Copyright Date:
8 December 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6764
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58 or 74
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2822
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Phyllis Fowler steals the "Blue Marquee" diamond from August Marino's jewelry store, Marino hires private detective Johnny Pierce to recover the stone. Johnny requires a $10,000 prepayment in order to begin work. Marino and his thugs trap Phyllis in her own apartment, but are unable to find the jewel. Phyllis escapes and Johnny follows her trail, but Marino does not trust the detective and sends two thugs to get to Phyllis first. The thugs are successful but Johnny recaptures the diamond from them and ostensibly gives it to Phyllis. In reality, Johnny has given Phyllis a worthless paste replica, which she takes to Queen City. Johnny catches up with Phyllis and learns from her that the "Blue Marquee" was stolen from her father, a legitimate jeweler. In Queen City, Johnny and Phyllis are entrapped by Marino's thugs and Johnny forces her to give them the diamond. Phyllis is disappointed in Johnny and is unaware that she gave them the paste replica; but Marino is outraged when he discovers the thugs' error. Marino tries to escape the authorities but he is captured by Johnny and arrested. The real diamond is returned to Phyllis's father, and Phyllis proves her renewed faith in Johnny by marrying ... +


After Phyllis Fowler steals the "Blue Marquee" diamond from August Marino's jewelry store, Marino hires private detective Johnny Pierce to recover the stone. Johnny requires a $10,000 prepayment in order to begin work. Marino and his thugs trap Phyllis in her own apartment, but are unable to find the jewel. Phyllis escapes and Johnny follows her trail, but Marino does not trust the detective and sends two thugs to get to Phyllis first. The thugs are successful but Johnny recaptures the diamond from them and ostensibly gives it to Phyllis. In reality, Johnny has given Phyllis a worthless paste replica, which she takes to Queen City. Johnny catches up with Phyllis and learns from her that the "Blue Marquee" was stolen from her father, a legitimate jeweler. In Queen City, Johnny and Phyllis are entrapped by Marino's thugs and Johnny forces her to give them the diamond. Phyllis is disappointed in Johnny and is unaware that she gave them the paste replica; but Marino is outraged when he discovers the thugs' error. Marino tries to escape the authorities but he is captured by Johnny and arrested. The real diamond is returned to Phyllis's father, and Phyllis proves her renewed faith in Johnny by marrying him. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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