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Lights of New York (1928)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 18 July 1928 (USA)
Two men are conned into bootlegging business.

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A young kid from Upstate New York named Eddie (Landis) is conned into fronting for a speakeasy on Broadway. Throughout the con there is an inevitable chorus-girl with a heart of gold (Costello), a cop-killing gangster boss (Oakman) and his downtrodden ex-girlfriend (Brockwell). Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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FIRST 100% ALL TALKING PICTURE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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$75,000 (estimated)

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Microphones were strategically placed on sets. One noticeable microphone was in the telephone on Hawk's desk. See more »

Goofs

In Central Park, one of Kitty's lines is repeated. See more »

Quotes

Hawk Miller: I want you guys to make him disappear.
Sam: Oh. You mean...
Hawk Miller: Take him for a ride.
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Featured in Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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Some of These Days
(1910) (uncredited)
Composed by Shelton Brooks
Played by the nightclub band for dance music
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Important Historical Film
21 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an important historical film since it was the the first all-talking feature film.

The film was made for a mere 23,000 dollars.

It grossed over a million dollars upon its release.

This film all so helped define the gangster melodramas that were to become the bread and butter of the Warner's studio in the 1930's.

The popularity of this film ended the silent era more so than its more famous part-talkie predecessor, the Jazz Singer. The film deserves its place in history and not as a mere footnote.

The only actor who might be remember today that is in it was Eugene Palette.


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