Broken Barriers (1929)

Run Time - 70 min.  |  
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Broken Barriers was produced by Excellent Pictures, which did not necessarily describe the quality of the film. Gaston Glass stars as a tough newspaperman who tries to expose political corruption in an unspecified major American city. When a "machine" candidate is murdered, suspicion naturally falls upon a big-time ward heeler. Glass's efforts to prove the guilt of the suspect are stymied when he falls in love with the alleged murderer's daughter (Helene Costello). In a hardly salutary comment on American journalism, Glass's publisher destroys all evidence pointing to the suspect so that the romance between the hero and the heroine can progress unimpeded.



corruption, evidence, love, murder, politician, romance, suspicion