This 1925 silent comedy/romance was directed by Allan Dwan and produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, starring Rod La Rocque and Dorothy Gish. Tragically, Night Life of New York now remains a lost silent film, and for fans of Dorothy Gish and silent cinema, one can hold hope a copy survives and resurfaces, all I can offer the reader is this brief film synopsis.
Because of an unhappy romance as a young man, John Bentley ( Ernest Torrence ) hates New York City, but his son, Ronald ( Rod La Rocque ), tired of living in Iowa, is determined to take up residence in Manhattan. The elder Bentley therefore conspires with his New York manager, William Workman ( Riley Hatch ), to involve Ronald in so much trouble that he will gladly return to the sedate life of an Iowa resident. Arriving in Manhattan, Ronald strikes up an acquaintance with Meg ( Dorothy Gish ), a telephone operator, whose brother, Jimmy ( George Hackathorne ) , has come under the evil influence of Jerry ( Arthur Housman ). Jerry and Jimmy rob a wealthy woman, and Ronald is charged with the crime on circumstantial evidence, keeping quiet in order to protect Jimmy. Meg comes forward with evidence to clear him, however, and they are married, going to live in town. Ronald's father, who has come to New York, decides to remain in the city and make up for lost time.
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