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.[1] A print of the film exists.[2]

Broken Hearts of Hollywood
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLloyd Bacon
Screenplay byRaymond Schrock
Edward Clark
Graham Baker (scenario)
StarringPatsy Ruth Miller
Louise Dresser
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
CinematographyVirgil Miller
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • September 14, 1926 (1926-09-14)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (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.


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Preservation status

  • The film is preserved in the George Eastman House and Filmmuseum Amsterdam.[3]



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