The Madonna of Avenue A


1h 11m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 22, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,461ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Maria Morton, who attends a young women's boarding school, leads a carefree and innocent life, unaware that her mother is a hostess in an East Side nightclub. While walking on the beach, she is attracted to Slim Shayne, an adventurer, who persuades her to spend the evening on his boat (actually a rumrunner), and in an encounter with revenue officials, he escapes and Maria is expelled from school. Going to Avenue A in New York, the girl is appalled to discover her mother's secret, and she marries Slim, hoping thus to reform him. Mrs. Morton, unaware that he is her son-in-law, has Slim framed by her underworld friends for a murder; but learning of their marriage and that her daughter is pregnant, she insures herself for $10,000 to pay a lawyer to free Slim, then takes poison. Slim is saved and finds happiness with Maria.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 22, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 11m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,461ft (8 reels)

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