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West of Broadway (1931 film)

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Director  Harry Beaumont
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance, War
Country  United States
West of Broadway (1931 film) movie poster

Release date  November 28, 1931 (1931-11-28)
Writer  Ralph Graves (story), Bess Meredyth (story), Ralph Graves (screenplay), Bess Meredyth (screenplay), Gene Markey (adaptation), James Kevin McGuinness (dialogue)
Screenplay  Bess Meredyth, Ralph Graves
Story by  Bess Meredyth, Ralph Graves
Cast  John Gilbert (Jerry Seevers), El Brendel (Axel 'Swede' Axelson), Lois Moran (Dot), Madge Evans (Anne), Ralph Bellamy (Mac), Frank Conroy (Judge Barham)
Similar movies  Self/less, The Courageous Dr. Christian, Meet Dr. Christian, Melody for Three, Dr. Christian Meets the Women, Stonehearst Asylum

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West of Broadway is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Harry Beaumont and written by Ralph Graves, Bess Meredyth, Gene Markey and James Kevin McGuinness. The film stars John Gilbert, El Brendel, Lois Moran, Madge Evans and Ralph Bellamy. The film was released on November 28, 1931, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


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Jerry Stevens is a Chicago millionaire whose fiancee Anne falls for another man while Jerry's off to war. Jerry ends up escorting two young ladies, roommates Dot and Maizie, to a party, and when Anne turns up there with her new lover, a jealous Jerry lies and introduces Dot as his new love.

Dot goes along with the gag and has been kind to Jerry all evening, so much so that, after having too many drinks, he proposes marriage to Dot and takes her to a justice of the peace. He wakes up having little or no recollection of what occurred. Recognizing that he has a drinking problem, Dot becomes determined to help Jerry regain sobriety.

Annoyed that she won't grant a divorce, Jerry leaves for a ranch he owns in Arizona, only to find Dot there waiting for him. She doesn't fall for his fib that he is ill and has six months to live. But when he goes to greater lengths to get rid of her, Dot gives up and goes back home, declining his offer of $10,000. Anne is available again, but it gradually dawns on Jerry that the woman he really loves is Dot.


  • John Gilbert as Jerry Stevens
  • El Brendel as Axel 'Swede' Axelson
  • Lois Moran as Dot Stevens
  • Madge Evans as Anne
  • Ralph Bellamy as Mac
  • Frank Conroy as Judge Barham
  • Gwen Lee as Maizie
  • Hedda Hopper as Mrs. Edith Trent
  • Willie Fung as Wing
  • John Miljan as Norm
  • References

    West of Broadway (1931 film) Wikipedia
    West of Broadway (1931 film) IMDb West of Broadway (1931 film)