Broadway Butterfly (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Two of the silent era's funniest comediennes, Dorothy Devore and Louise Fazenda, were wasted in this routine backstage melodrama courtesy of Warner Bros.. Devore played Irene Astaire, a small-town girl hoping for success on the wicked stage. She is befriended by Cookie Dale (Fazenda), a wisecracking chorus girl who secures her a job dancing in Florenz Ziegfeld's midnight "Follies." Soon, Irene is engaged to rich Ronald Steel (Cullen Landis), but when Ronald spots rival Crane Wilder (John Roche) leaving her apartment, he assumes the worst and turns his attention to another chorine (Lilyan Tashman). A despairing Irene almost gives herself to Crane but is dissuaded by Cookie who eventually reunites her with a properly castigated Ronald.

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actor, behind-the-scenes, corruption, playboy