Night Life of New York (1925)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |  
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This mediocre Paramount comedy-drama has one interesting feature -- part of it was shot on-location at New York's El Fey Club, run by the famously brash Texas Guinan. John Bentley (Ernest Torrence) left New York bitter after being jilted by his fiancée; even after becoming a successful manufacturer in Iowa, he refuses to go back. Instead, he installs someone else as the East Coast manager. John's son, Ronald (Rod LaRocque), however, is dazzled by dreams of what New York is supposed to be, and he causes his father so much trouble that he decides to let him visit the big city. What Ronald doesn't know is that his dad has transpired with the manager to cause the young man so much trouble there that he will be glad to go back. It turns out that their plans are unnecessary -- Ronald finds enough trouble himself. Peggy Reed (Helen Lee Worthing), the actress that John and his associate have hired, bails on Ronald soon into the game and Ronald makes the acquaintance of Meg (Dorothy Gish). Unfortunately, Meg has a no-good brother who gets Ronald involved in a robbery. He is captured, but remains silent for Meg's sake. The girl, however, exonerates Ronald himself, and he takes her back to Iowa as his wife. John, meanwhile, finds out that his old flame has grown fat and old, so he decides to give New York another try.