The Final Extra (1927)

Genres - Mystery  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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A rare surviving melodrama from small-scale Gotham Productions, The Final Extra features Grant Withersas Pat Riley, a newspaper reporter enviously watching as a colleague, Tom Collins (Frank Beal), is awarded the choice assignment of covering a breaking bootlegging story. Pat, meanwhile, is given the potentially less enthralling job of covering the opening of a new Broadway musical produced by Mervin Le Roy (John Miljan), an impresario with a rather tattered reputation. When Tom is found murdered, Pat discovers that the two stories are connected. Marguerite de la Motte, whose career had been waning ever since she played Douglas Fairbanks' leading lady in The Three Musketeers (1921), was awarded star-billing as Tom's chorus girl daughter.

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investigation, investigator, journalism, killing, murder, rival, silence, sister