East Side, West Side (1927)


After his mother and stepfather have been killed in a barge accident, John Breen is rescued from some East Side toughs by the Lipvitches. He remains in the city, determined to find his real father, who rejected his mother; and after some success as a prizefighter, he is virtually adopted by Van Horn, a millionaire who actually is his father. 

Director: Allan Dwan.
Writers: Felix Riesenberg (from the novel by), Allan Dwan (scenario).
Stars: George O’Brien, Virginia Valli, J. Farrell MacDonald, Dora Davidson, Sonia Nodell, June Collyer, John Miltern, Holmes Herbert, Frank Dodge, Dan Wolheim, Johnny Dooley, John Kearney, Edward Garvie, Frank Allworth, William Frederic, Jean Armour, Gordon McRae, Harold Levett.


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  1. Patrick Trimble
    May 13, 2022

    This is an enjoyable old fashion silent melodramer starring cinema legend George O’Brien and directed by an equally legendary action director, Allan Dwan. It has the always watchable O’Brien, the strong support of both Holmes Herbert and the loveable J. Farrell MacDonald, boxing scenes, moments of opulent production and a climax involving the sinking of the Titanic. Light weight but certainly fun. Thanks Jon!

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