The Crowded Hour (1925)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 68 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When Billy Laidlaw (Kenneth Harlan) sees Peggy Laurence (Bebe Daniels) and her partner, Matt Wilde (T. Roy Barnes), performing at a Bowery amateur night, he resolves to help them. They do well on Broadway, thanks to Laidlaw, who begins falling in love with Peggy, even though he already has a wife, Grace (Helen Lee Worthing). World War I breaks out and Laidlaw enlists. Peggy becomes a "Y" entertainer so she can be near him, while Grace becomes a Red Cross nurse. There is an enemy attack, and Peggy has to choose between saving Laidlaw and saving an entire battalion. She chooses the battalion and becomes temporarily blinded in the fray. Grace nurses her back to health and they both assume that Laidlaw has been lost. When he shows up, Peggy does the right thing and sends him back to Grace. This drama was based on the play by Channing Pollock and Edgar Selwyn.

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actor, doctor/nurse, friendship, love, love-triangle, self-sacrifice