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The Lights of New York

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No relation to the landmark talking picture of 1928, Vitagraph's The Lights of New York is a barely credible tale of romance and redemption. Hoping to improve his financial lot, petty thief Hawk Chovinski (Walter McGrail) hires a dancing instructor to teach him how to bear himself like a gentleman. His lessons completed, Hawk then poses as a European nobleman, intending to trap a wealthy wife. Heroine Yolande Cowles (Leah Baird) sees through Hawk's pose but falls in love with him anyway. Given the film's...more

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