Broken Barriers (1929)

Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Broken Barriers was produced by Excellent Pictures, which did not necessarily describe the quality of the film. Gaston Glass stars as a tough newspaperman who tries to expose political corruption in an unspecified major American city. When a "machine" candidate is murdered, suspicion naturally falls upon a big-time ward heeler. Glass's efforts to prove the guilt of the suspect are stymied when he falls in love with the alleged murderer's daughter (Helene Costello). In a hardly salutary comment on American journalism, Glass's publisher destroys all evidence pointing to the suspect so that the romance between the hero and the heroine can progress unimpeded.

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corruption, evidence, love, murder, politician, romance, suspicion