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Bright Lights (1930)

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A successful Broadway star ready to retire from her wild career announces her engagement. But her tumultuous past isn't done with her yet.

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The lovely young star of a Broadway show is giving an interview to several newspaper writers and tells them about her wild life, parts of which involved "hula dancing" in Africa and an involvement with a dangerous Portuguese smuggler. Unbeknownst to her, the smuggler has showed up at the theater on that very night. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What a Cast and Story - Crammed With Drama -- Songs -- Girls -- Hatred. And How Dorothy Does That Hula-Hula -- Oh Boy!

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21 September 1930 (USA)  »

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Adventures in Africa  »

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While no Technicolor prints have survived of the complete film, a 2-to-3 minute color clip was recently recovered--a dressing room scene involving Mackaill, Fay, and McHugh. See more »

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Give My Regards to Broadway
(1904) (uncredited)
Written by George M. Cohan
Excerpts sung in a medley by Frank Fay in the show
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Worth a look for Dorothy Mackaill-addicts...
28 April 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Frantic soaper concerning a musical star on Broadway who is on the verge of leaving show business behind for married life; during her latest stage-extravaganza, police investigate a murder/suicide backstage. Hackneyed early talkie is too ambitious for its own good (and attempts to pack too much plot into 70 minutes of running time). Dorothy Mackaill doesn't fire off many zingers in this one but, as always, she's hypnotically fascinating. Mackaill may have become another Bette Davis had she hit Hollywood just a few years later. Supporting cast and surrounding chaos don't do Dot justice. *1/2 from ****


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