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Beautiful City


The presence of Richard Barthelmess adds a poetic quality to this romantic melodrama. Tony Gillardi (Barthelmess) is a flower vendor on New York's East Side. His brother, Carlo (Frank Puglia), is the favorite of their mother (Florence Auer), but in reality, he is a weak-willed youth who is under the control of Nick Di Silva (William Powell), a gangster who runs a Chinese theater as a cover for his operations. Di Silva and Carlo rob an Automat, but Tony convinces his brother that the money should be...more