Broken Hearts of Hollywood
Broken Hearts of Hollywood is a 1926 American comedy drama film released by Warner Bros. and directed by Lloyd Bacon. It is unknown, but the film might have been released with a Vitaphone soundtrack. A print of the film exists.
|Broken Hearts of Hollywood|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Screenplay by||Raymond Schrock|
Graham Baker (scenario)
|Starring||Patsy Ruth Miller|
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
|Edited by||Clarence Kolster|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Virginia Perry leaves her husband and child to return to Hollywood; but having dissipated her beauty and seeking solace in drink, she soon finds herself another "has been" on the fringe of movie circles. Her daughter, Betty Anne, wins a national beauty contest, and en route to Hollywood she meets Hal, another contest winner; both fail in their first screen attempts and turn to Marshall, an unscrupulous trickster, who enrolls them in his acting school. Molly, a movie extra, induces Betty Anne to attend a wild party; she is arrested in a raid; and Hal, to raise the money for her bail, takes a "stunt" job in which he is badly hurt. Betty Anne seeks the aid of star actor McLain, who obtains for her the leading female role in his next film; Virginia, who is cast as her mother, keeps silent about their relationship until the film is completed. Apprehensive for her daughter's safety, she shoots Marshall while in a drunken stupor and is arrested. At the trial, Betty Anne's testimony saves her mother, who is then happily united with her daughter and Hal.
- Patsy Ruth Miller as Betty Anne Bolton
- Louise Dresser as Virginia Perry
- Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Hal Terwilliger
- Jerry Miley as Marshall
- Stuart Holmes as McLain
- Barbara Worth as Molly
- Dick Sutherland as the Sheriff
- Emile Chautard as the Director
- Anders Randolf as the District Attorney
- George Nichols as the Chief of Detectives
- Sam de Grasse as the Defense Attorney
- Dolores Corrigan as Betty Anne Bolton as a Child (uncredited)
- The film is preserved in the George Eastman House and Filmmuseum Amsterdam.
- Broken Hearts of Hollywood at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Broken Hearts of Hollywood on IMDb
- Broken Hearts of Hollywood at the TCM Movie Database
- Synopsis at AllMovie