Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The 4-reel Gangsters of New York was an acceptable imitation D.W. Griffith picture, directed by Griffith associate William "Christy" Cabanne. Burly Ralph Lewis plays Spike Golden, a tough-talking gangster who intimidates everyone within a radius of ten miles. Among those within Golden's orbit are Porkey Dugan (played by the decidedly unporky H.B. Walthall) and Cora Drew (Consuela Bailey). The film concludes with a suspenseful death-house sequence and race to the rescue. Supervised by the great D.W. himself, Gangsters of New York was scripted by teen-aged prodigy Anita Loos.
death, gangster, house, underworld