Take Me Home (1928)

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Broadway chorus girl Peggy Lane (Bebe Daniels) is in love with stage-door-johnnie David North (Neil Hamilton). Vampish Derelys Devore (Lilyan Tashman), the obnoxious star of the show in which Peggy is appearing, tries to come between the adoring couple. When all else fails, Peggy is forced to put an end to Derelys' machinations with her fists. Sporting a spectacular black eye, Derelys refuses to go on stage, whereupon Peggy subs for the "incapacitated" star and scores a bit hit. Director Marshall Neilan, a marked man in Hollywood thanks to such wisecracks as "An empty car pulled up and Louise B. Mayer got out," helmed Take Me Home just before his professional decline began. The film's titles were written by Herman Mankiewicz. Comedian Joe E. Brown, never too lucky in his silent-film appearances, was again wasted in a minor role.

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backstage, chorus-girl, country-boy, love, stage