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Film Daily
7 Dec 1930
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New York Times
6 Dec 1930
p. 21
Variety
10 Dec 1930
p. 15
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 September 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
22 September 1930
LP1582
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,906
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Mary Bancroft, a prominent New York attorney, refuses to marry John Remington, district attorney, for a reason she cannot divulge. At a nightclub, they are entertained by dancer Nora Mason. Nora, on her way to a rendezvous with Bob Lawrence, her sweetheart, learns that her father and Gregory Jackson, a theatrical promoter, are waiting for her; she pleads with Bob to take her away. The next day, Barnes, a friend of Bob's, asks Mary to defend Nora, who is accused of killing her father. Nora then confesses that her father had forced her to submit to Jackson, who promised her a feature role; and Remington, investigating the girl's past, is stunned to find that Mary is the girl's mother. Nora is acquitted of the crime and meets her mother, who is reconciled with ...

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Mary Bancroft, a prominent New York attorney, refuses to marry John Remington, district attorney, for a reason she cannot divulge. At a nightclub, they are entertained by dancer Nora Mason. Nora, on her way to a rendezvous with Bob Lawrence, her sweetheart, learns that her father and Gregory Jackson, a theatrical promoter, are waiting for her; she pleads with Bob to take her away. The next day, Barnes, a friend of Bob's, asks Mary to defend Nora, who is accused of killing her father. Nora then confesses that her father had forced her to submit to Jackson, who promised her a feature role; and Remington, investigating the girl's past, is stunned to find that Mary is the girl's mother. Nora is acquitted of the crime and meets her mother, who is reconciled with Remington.

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