Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Frank S. Hagney, best known for his performance as mean old Mr. Potter's bodyguard in It's a Wonderful Life, has a much larger role to play in the 1928 six-reeler Free Lips. Hagney is cast as crooked nightclub owner Bill Dugan, who carries a torch for his wholesome hostess Ann Baldridge (June Marlowe). When one of the customers is murdered, Ann is accused of the crime. Believing the girl to be guilty, Dugan shoulders the blame and is sent to prison. Eventually the real culprit is brought to heel, and a happy ending is on the horizon. Leading lady June Marlowe is best known to modern audiences as schoolteacher Miss Crabtree in the "Little Rascals" comedies.
customer, employment, going-straight, host, killing, nightclub, owner