Fancy Baggage (1929)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this crime melodrama, Iverson (George Fawcett) is a stockbroker who has been sent to prison for illegally manipulating the market; however, as a matter of honor, he refuses to implicate his partner John Hardin (Edmund Breese), who was responsible for most of the wrong-doing. Iverson's daughter, Naomi (Audrey Ferris), is outraged that Hardin has refused to step forward and take his punishment for his part in the scandal, and is determined to find the evidence that will set the record straight. Naomi makes her way aboard Hardin's yacht in search of incriminating documents, but instead she finds Ernest Hardin (Wallace MacDonald), John's son. Naomi and Ernest quickly hit it off, and they fall in love, but after a disagreement, Namoi takes up with a dangerous bootlegger, and soon Ernest must save her from a desperate situation. This early sound film is very rarely screened, and is believed lost by some experts; Myrna Loy appears in a small role (though she receives higher billing thanks to her later success).

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blessing, business, couple, damsel-in-distress, enemy, false-accusation, father, injustice, love, manipulation, partner, prison, rescue, revenge, son, yacht