San Francisco Nights (1927)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Leon DeCosta's novel The Fruits of Divorce was the inspiration for San Francisco Nights. British actor Percy Marmont stars as attorney John Vickery, who gives up his practice and crawls into a booze bottle when his wife walks out on him. Vickery ends up a derelict in the Barbary Coast region of San Francisco, where he is "rescued" by Flo (Mae Busch), a golden-hearted saloon gal whom he'd previously saved from a prison term. Before long, Vickery has become a wealthy and powerful criminal lawyer, catering to the crime bosses of Frisco and throwing ethics to the four winds. Our hero finally reforms after he finds himself in the middle of a deadly gang war fomented by a weasel named "Flash" (George Stone).

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alcoholism, bad-guy, gangster, good-guy, lawyer, rescue