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Lights of New York (1928)

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

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Bryan Foy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helene Costello ... Kitty Lewis
Cullen Landis ... Eddie Morgan
Mary Carr ... Mrs. Morgan
Wheeler Oakman ... 'Hawk' Miller
Gladys Brockwell ... Molly Thompson
Robert Elliott ... Detective Crosby
Eugene Pallette ... Gene
Tom Dugan ... Sam
Tom McGuire ... Collins
Walter Percival Walter Percival ... Jake Jackson
Guy D'Ennery ... Tommy (as Guy Dennery)
Jere Delaney Jere Delaney ... Dan Dickson
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

THE FIRST "ALL TALKING" PICTURE (original-posters-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Svetla Njujorka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,200,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #2531-2537 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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Connections

References The Big Parade (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

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 DiosprometheusSee 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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