This early example of the “backstage” musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom’s footsteps.
Director: Rouben Mamoulian.
Stars: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron, Henry Wadsworth, Roy Hargrave.
YouTube copy is crap. Thanks Jon for this good copy of a excellent silent film. The Applause goes to Jon
Thanks Jon!! This copy you uploaded is even better than the commercial dvd !!! A masterpiece that gets the ” look ” it deserves !!!!
A really interesting film on many levels. There are quite a few IMDB comments which identify some of the visual and sound issues in the location shots. New York City in 1929 is an additional bonus-Grand Central Station and a remarkably pristine Nassau Street Station The visuals are striking and innovative for the time. . Helen Morgan gamely put on weight for this role predating Raging Bull by over fifty years.!
The print as others have noted is excellent. Many thanks for this