A chorus girl with marital woes is pursued by a gangster.

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Fred Deverne
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Joe Prividi
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Peggy
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Ruthie Day (as Mary Koran)
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Johnny Dolan
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Chorus girl Jill and composer Fred are happily married until he steps out on her with another woman. Tired of his ongoing alcoholism and heartbroken, Jill decides to leave him and live it up, though she must contend with the unwanted advances of a notorious gangster who will stop at nothing to make her his mistress. And when she considers taking Fred back, matters could get deadly fast. Written by cupcakes

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Her First ALL TALKING Picture

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28 December 1929 (USA)  »

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Noches de Nueva York  »

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(1938 re-release) | (original release)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The last names of the two lead characters in the play (Jill O'Dare and Fred Moran) were changed to "Deverne" for the movie. See more »

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Before putting a pot of coffee on the stove, Jill uses a wooden match to light the burner, while never once looking at the match. She shakes the match to put it out, but it flares up again as she drops it on top of a cabinet next to the stove. She then puts the coffee pot on the burner and walks off camera to look out the window. See more »

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Peggy: You've got the crust of a cafeteria pie.
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A Year From Today
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Written by Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson and Ballard MacDonald
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A bit dated...
10 January 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Perhaps "New York Nights" worked better when it debuted back in 1929. When seen today, however, the film comes up wanting in many ways-- with some stilted acting and a completely ridiculous ending.

When the film begins, Fred (Gilbert Roland) is running around with his buddy getting drunk and chasing when in a speakeasy. Once again, when he returns home he lies to his wife Jill (Norma Talmadge). She believes him at first as well as his recent promise to reform but when an acquaintance reveals the truth, she's had enough.

For much of the rest of the film, Jill lives a wild life with wild parties--all in an effort to not think about her now ex-husband. But when she meets him in court after she's been out on a bender and he's a hobo, they reconcile...but what about the gangster that has fallen in love with her? Will he simply allow Fred to come home and step aside for the guy or will it be curtains?

This film is only mildly interesting and no more. Not a terrible film but certainly NOT a very good one either.


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