Burning Up Broadway (1928)

Drama | 1928

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Feb 1928.
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Motion Picture News
16 Dec 1927
p. 1906.
Variety
29 Feb 1928
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus cues
DETAILS
Release Date:
1928
Premiere Information:
New York premeire: February 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Sterling Pictures Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 January 1928
Copyright Number:
LP24889
Physical Properties:
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also 5 reels, 4,230 ft.
Length(in feet):
5,245, 6,000
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Harry Wells, a New Yorker, takes his friend Bob Travers, a westerner visiting the city, to a cafe for an evening of pleasure. When Bob becomes interested in Floss, the chief chorus girl, he incurs the wrath of Spike, owner of the cafe, who is in love with her. The next night Bob goes again to the cafe, where to their mutual chagrin he meets Harry. Spike, it is revealed, is a bootlegger in partnership with Nick, co-owner of the cafe. They find Bob snooping around, knock him out, and, taking Floss, whom they suspect of knowing too much, go off to run a big shipment of liquor. Harry, with a gang of roughnecks in his car, rescues Bob and trails Spike. When the liquor is being unloaded, Harry's men--all revenue agents disguised as hijackers--start a fight, and Bob rescues Floss. It is revealed that Harry and Floss are detectives pursuing Spike and his gang, and Bob and Floss find happiness in each ... +


Harry Wells, a New Yorker, takes his friend Bob Travers, a westerner visiting the city, to a cafe for an evening of pleasure. When Bob becomes interested in Floss, the chief chorus girl, he incurs the wrath of Spike, owner of the cafe, who is in love with her. The next night Bob goes again to the cafe, where to their mutual chagrin he meets Harry. Spike, it is revealed, is a bootlegger in partnership with Nick, co-owner of the cafe. They find Bob snooping around, knock him out, and, taking Floss, whom they suspect of knowing too much, go off to run a big shipment of liquor. Harry, with a gang of roughnecks in his car, rescues Bob and trails Spike. When the liquor is being unloaded, Harry's men--all revenue agents disguised as hijackers--start a fight, and Bob rescues Floss. It is revealed that Harry and Floss are detectives pursuing Spike and his gang, and Bob and Floss find happiness in each other. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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