The Crowded Hour (1925)

Telephone operator Peggy, puts on an act with Matt Wilde at a Bowery amateur night and is seen by Billy Laidlaw, who becomes convinced of her talents. Billy subsequently arranges for the ... See full summary »

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E. Mason Hopper
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bebe Daniels ... Peggy Laurence
Kenneth Harlan ... Billy Laidlaw
T. Roy Barnes ... Matt Wilde
Frank Morgan ... Bert Caswell
Helen Lee Worthing Helen Lee Worthing ... Grace Laidlaw
Armand Cortes Armand Cortes ... Captain Soulier (as Armand Cortez)
Alice Chapin Alice Chapin ... Grand'mère Buvasse
Warner Richmond ... Operator

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Telephone operator Peggy, puts on an act with Matt Wilde at a Bowery amateur night and is seen by Billy Laidlaw, who becomes convinced of her talents. Billy subsequently arranges for the Broadway debut of the act and falls in love with Peggy, who wholeheartedly returns his affection. When the World War breaks out, Billy remains unconcerned until his younger brother is killed in action. Billy then immediately enlists and is sent to France; Peggy joins the Red Cross to be with him, and Grace Laidlaw, Billy's wife, also goes to France, working with the Y. M. C. A. Billy is assigned to destroy an ammunition dump, and Peggy learns, after he has left on the mission, that he has been recalled. The phone lines are down, and Peggy volunteers to go after Billy herself. She is soon faced with having to decide between his life and the lives of a whole battalion. She chooses to sacrifice him and is herself temporarily blinded as a consequence. Peggy is nursed back to health by Grace, who wins her ... Written by Pamela Short

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The drama of a girl who learned that marriage is more than a ring and a few words by the minister. (Print Ad- Daily Star, ((Fredericksburg,Va.)) 16 March 1926)

Genres:

Drama

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Was based on the 1918 Broadway play, The Crowded Hour, by Channing Pollock and Edgar Selwyn. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crowded Hour See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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