A drama set in a border town gambling saloon. The owner falls in love with a promiscuous young girl. When she has an affair with another, he tosses her out of town. She gets revenge by marrying his younger brother.
Erle C. Kenton
Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by ... See full summary »
W.S. Van Dyke
Fannie (Lois Wilson), an ambitious music hall performer, becomes a success with the help of Johnny Fay (Sam Hardy), master of ceremonies and an inveterate gambler. He marries her, and three years later they have a child. In New York they are engaged at a nightclub where Fannie is seen by Bronson (Philip Strange) and Baron (Louis John Bartels), musical comedy producers. They offer Fannie a job if she will agree to leave Johnny, but she refuses. Fannie and Johnny are fired when a reformer discovers their child, and Johnny loses their last penny gambling. In desperation, Fannie accepts Bronson's offer, while Johnny gets along singing in a honky-tonk. Fannie decides to divorce him but changes her mind when she hears Johnny singing on the radio. Fannie is a flop until Johnny is engaged to stage the show, for which he has actually written the music, and they are then reconciled.
The loss of this 1927 drama/romance remains a tragedy for many fans of silent cinema. The cast included some of the most popular stars of the day, playing themselves, including June Collyer , Sylvia Sidney , Georgette Duval along with a young Barbara Stanwyck and Ann Sothern playing fan dancers, both uncredited. Distributed by First National Pictures, Broadway Nights remains a sad loss.
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