Manhattan (1924)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Romantic Drama  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

With this comedy-melodrama, Richard Dix was bumped up from leading man to star status. This also marked the first film for director R.H. Burnside, who was better known for staging spectacles at New York's Hippodrome. Peter Minuit (Dix) comes from an old and very rich New York family, but he is bored with his idle life. He finds excitement when safecracker Spike Malone (Gregory Kelly) breaks into his Fifth Avenue home. Minuit convinces Spike that he is really another crook by the name of Gentleman George. Spike takes him home to his pretty sister, Mary (Jacqueline Logan), and she falls in love with him. Gang leader Bud McGinnis (the imposing George Siegmann) wants Mary for himself and makes plans to do away with the interloper. There is a brutal fight between Minuit and McGinnis, but ultimately McGinnis is shot by one of his own henchmen. The gang is rounded up and Minuit weds Mary and takes her uptown to live.



brother, conflict, criminal, forbidden-love, gangster, gentleman, leader, love, millionaire, rescue, safecracker, society, underworld