The Pace That Kills (1928)

Melodrama | 1928

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HISTORY

Willis Kent released a sound film entitled The Pace That Kills in 1936 (See Entry). That film was co-directed by William C. O'Connor and Norton S. Parker and starred Lois January, Noel Madison and Sheila Mannors. The 1936 release also centered on drug addiction, prostitution and the loss of innocence of a naïve brother and ... More Less

Willis Kent released a sound film entitled The Pace That Kills in 1936 (See Entry). That film was co-directed by William C. O'Connor and Norton S. Parker and starred Lois January, Noel Madison and Sheila Mannors. The 1936 release also centered on drug addiction, prostitution and the loss of innocence of a naïve brother and sister. More Less

DETAILS
Release Date:
1928
Copyright Claimant:
Willis Kent Productions
Copyright Date:
7 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25896
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Grace drops out of sight in a metropolis, her brother, Eddie, a simple country boy, goes to the city to look for her. He finds work in a department store and meets Fanny O'Rell, a city girl who introduces him to narcotics; Eddie soon becomes an addict and loses his job. Turning into a tormented derelict, Eddie wanders the city streets and meets up with Grace, who, an addict also, has become a prostitute. Grace is jailed, and Eddie enters a hospital, where, after months of agony, he is cured of his habit and allowed to return home to the welcoming arms of his family and his childhood ... +


When Grace drops out of sight in a metropolis, her brother, Eddie, a simple country boy, goes to the city to look for her. He finds work in a department store and meets Fanny O'Rell, a city girl who introduces him to narcotics; Eddie soon becomes an addict and loses his job. Turning into a tormented derelict, Eddie wanders the city streets and meets up with Grace, who, an addict also, has become a prostitute. Grace is jailed, and Eddie enters a hospital, where, after months of agony, he is cured of his habit and allowed to return home to the welcoming arms of his family and his childhood sweetheart. +

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