Honky Tonk


1h 11m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 31, 1929
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 4 Jun 1929
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono, Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,412ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Sophie Leonard, singer of "hot mamma" songs in a New York nightclub, gives notice that she is to retire when her daughter, Beth, returns from a European education. Beth, who is unaware of her mother's true profession, arrives ahead of schedule in a limousine with Jean Gilmore, a school companion and the sister of Freddie Gilmore, and is shocked at her mother's modest accommodation. Sophie is disappointed that Beth is unable to stay for dinner and reprimands her for going to wild parties with Freddie. Sophie confides to Jim that though she hates the cafe life, she will resume her job at the honky tonk. Out of spite Freddie takes Beth to the club, and aghast, she renounces her mother and moves to a hotel. But as the result of Jim's intervention, Freddie is persuaded to ask Sophie's permission to marry Beth, and he convinces Beth of her unfair and cruel treatment of her mother. To Beth's surprise, Sophie realizes Freddie's worth and agrees to their plans, and a year later, Sophie is a grandmother.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 31, 1929
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 4 Jun 1929
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Mono, Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,412ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.