Four Walls


60m 1928

Brief Synopsis

A reformed gang member gets drawn back to his old gang and girl.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Crime
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Aug 11, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Four Walls by Dana Burnet, George Abbott (New York, 19 Sep 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,620ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Benny Horowitz, an East Side gang leader, kills another gangster in self-defense and is sentenced to prison on the charge of manslaughter. Having served out his term, Benny decides to go straight and finds work in a garage. His old girl, Frieda, wants to resume their former intimacy, but although he still loves her, Benny turns instead to Bertha, a plain girl who befriended his mother while he was in jail. He later attends a party at which Monk, the new gangleader, is accidentally killed in a fall. Sullivan, the detective who sent Benny up the first time, at first suspects him of having murdered Monk; eventually Benny is cleared of suspicion, inviting Frieda to share a new life with him.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Crime
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Aug 11, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Four Walls by Dana Burnet, George Abbott (New York, 19 Sep 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
60m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,620ft (8 reels)

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