The Escape (1928)

Genres - Crime, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This second filmization of Paul Armstrong's play Escape is a bleak study of slum life. Virginia Valli plays May Joyce, the daughter of a scummy bootlegger who falls in love with medical intern Jerry Magee (William Russell). When May is forced to go to work in a sleazy nightclub, Jerry becomes so disconsolate that he loses his job and takes to bootlegging himself. Only when forced to confront himself does Jerry straighten up and seek out a new life, with May at his side. William Demarest provides comic relief as a minor gangster.

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club [organization], daughter, employment, escape, excess, father, invasion, love, medical, shipment