The Night Owl (1926)

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Produced and directed by Harry J. Brown, this minor silent action melodrama starred former male model Reed Howes as a habitual night club patron. Howes' wealthy father (Joseph W. Girard) is so troubled by his son's hedonistic lifestyle that he plans to have him "abducted." The plan, alas, goes awry when the hired kidnappers abduct their employer instead. One of the gang members, a young girl (Gladys Hulette) posing as a cigarette vendor, switches allegiance after falling in love with Howes, and the gang is caught. A veteran screen ingenue who had begun her career with the Edison company in the early '10s, Gladys Hulette is best remembered for playing Richard Barthelmess' romantic interest in the classic Tol'able David (1921).

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rescue, betrayal, gangster, kidnapping, love, romance, victim