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Lights of New York (1928) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Bryan Foy and produced by Bryan Foy.

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Awkward Early Talkie Theatre: "Lights of New York"

By David on Aug 6, 2015 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The opening exchange of the 1928 film "Lights of New York," a conversation between two gangsters in a hotel room, goes something like this: Gangster 1: The bootleg rap against us has been dropped -- and we can go back to the big town tomorrow. (Long pause, during which Lindbergh flies the Atlantic... Read full article


Awkward Early Talkie Theatre: "Lights of New York"

By David on Aug 6, 2015 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

The opening exchange of the 1928 film "Lights of New York," a conversation between two gangsters in a hotel room, goes something like this: Gangster 1: The bootleg rap against us has been dropped -- and we can go back to the big town tomorrow. (Long pause, during which Lindbergh flies the Atlantic... Read full article


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The first feature film with all synchronous dialogue.
Eddie is told to stay away from "the roaring forties", meaning the Times Square (42nd St.) area of NYC., then and for many later years known as an entertainment district and for its' wild night life. The free spirited decade of the 1920s can be described in the same vein, as "roaring".
Originally approved for production as a 2-reeler. Albert Warner approved expanding it to a 57-minute feature despite an untested director. It's $75,000 cost returned $2 million to the studio.
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