Party Girl


1h 7m 1930

Brief Synopsis

A wealthy young man finds himself caught up in the "escort girl" racket, and becomes the target of a cute young floozie and her conniving mother.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dangerous business
Genre
Romance
Drama
Crime
Release Date
Jan 25, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Jan 1930
Production Company
Personality Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Tiffany Productions; Victory Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Dangerous Business by Edwin Balmer (New York, 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,401ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

John Rountree, a wealthy manufacturer, refuses to avail himself of "party girls" to sell his products, condemning the method as immoral and unfair. Jay, his collegiate son, is engaged to marry Ellen Powell, his father's secretary. While attending a fraternity banquet, Jay and his friends crash a typical business party in the same hotel, and there he meets Leeda Cather, a wild party girl who is in trouble and wants to get married. After getting Jay intoxicated, Leeda takes him to her apartment, and the next morning she claims he has ruined her; as a result, he marries her. Ellen, herself a secretly reformed party girl, is heartbroken and returns to her former life. A police investigation uncovers Leeda's guilt, and in evading arrest, she falls from an apartment window and is killed. Jay, now free, is reconciled with Ellen.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dangerous business
Genre
Romance
Drama
Crime
Release Date
Jan 25, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Jan 1930
Production Company
Personality Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Tiffany Productions; Victory Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Dangerous Business by Edwin Balmer (New York, 1927).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,401ft (9 reels)

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Notes

Some sources reviewed the film under the title Dangerous Business. A silent version of the film had a release length of 6,750 ft. Some extant prints of the film list the director as Rex Hale, a pseudonym occasionally used by director Victor Halperin.