Great White Way (1924)

Genres - Musical  |   Countries - USA  |  
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If the Hearst newspapers seem to get a lot of attention in this comedy-drama, it only makes sense -- William Randolph Hearst's production company, Cosmopolitan, produced the picture, which blends a fictional story with real-life events. Press agent Jack Murray (T. Roy Barnes) is having trouble getting publicity for his client, stage star Mabel Vandergrift (Anita Stewart). When he starts working for prize fighter Joe Cain (Oscar Shaw) he gets a brainstorm. He links the two together romantically and eventually they do fall in love. The backer of Mabel's show is not thrilled with the match and arranges it so that the couple lose their money at the races. Cain and Mabel both make attempts to work outside of their normal professions by getting jobs at a department store. Although he has sworn to give up fighting, Cain goes back into the ring and uses the advance money to buy Mabel's show. She becomes mad when she discovers he is fighting again and turns down his proposal. The disheartened Cain is about to lose the fight, but Mabel returns to him and he emerges victorious. He also reconciles with his father (Stanley Forde), who offers to take the happy couple back West with him.

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