East of Broadway (1924)

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Owen Moore was a bit long in tooth when he played the brash young hero of East of Broadway. Peter Mullaney (Moore) has one burning desire: to join the New York City police force. Too short--and too stupid--to pass the entrance exam, Mullaney is given a one-night-only chance by the sympathetic police commissioner (Ralph Lewis). Proving himself a hero during a life-or-death situation, Mullaney makes the force and wins the hand of lovely Judy McNulty (Marguerite de la Motte) in the bargain. Though a silent film, East of Broadway manages to lay on thick slices of Irish blarney in every scene.

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academy, ambition, commissioner, conflict, examination [test], hospital, Ireland, Irish-American, officer, police, robbery, walking, wedding, wound [injury]