A grandmother's will leaves her fortune to a few, mostly to her great-niece Ann. Ann will only receive her inheritance once she marries, with the approval of three of her stuffed-shirt relatives and without scandal. Otherwise the estate goes to the cat and dog hospital. Ann, not needing the money, rebels by seeking scandal with a gigolo.
A womanizing night club singer who has his pick of many beautiful showgirls tries to climb socially and break into society but soon discovers the social and class differences are insurmountable.
This newsreel depicts the inner-workings of a bootleggers' facility for making and distributing illegal bootleg liquor..
Druggist Elmer Prettywillie is sleeping. A woman rings the night bell only to buy a two-cent stamp. Then garbage collectors waken him. Next it's firemen on a false alarm. And then a real fire.
A barmaid plies a swell with smiles and with cherries from a box that's just been delivered. When she refuses a cherry to a roughly-dressed tradesman who runs a tab at the bar, he pays off his debt in a huff, using all his week's pay. He then storms penniless and without provisions into his ill-furnished house where his wife and two children, ill-clad and ill-fed, cower. Is there any hope for him and for his family? If he does realize how low he's sunk, what help is there to lift him up? Will the family ever know the taste of cherries?
The Missing Daughters of the title are innocent young girls who've been led astray by seedy dance-hall operator Lucky Rogers.
Made during Prohibition and consists of a group of Federal agents destroying a cache of liquor.
After a lengthy period of watching the dancers at the Folies Bergères, a fireman stops in for a drink. As he becomes intoxicated, his thoughts return to the dancers, and he begins to see images of nude dancers all around him. Whether he goes into the subway, rides on a streetcar, or returns to the fire station, he continues to see the same imaginary sights.
Newsreel on the end of Prohibition.
G.W. Wickersham, head of Commission, sums up it's findings for Metrotone.
People give their opinion to the report on the unpopular Dry Law.
A spoiled carefree rich kid gets into too much trouble for his father who sends him out on his own to prove himself capable of making a respectable man of himself.
A story of love, humor and drama against the background of America's "Biggest Little City." An (interrupted) indiscretion by John Wyatt with a floozy prompts his wife, June, to make a trip to Reno, Nevada in order to get a quickie six-week-waiting-period divorce. John, penitent over his past actions (since he got caught), follows his wife to Reno and manages a reconciliation after a murder gives him a chance to prove his true devotion.
A magazine hires photographer Bunny Yeager to do a pictorial on the showgirls of Las Vegas.
The evils of alcohol before and during prohibition become evident as we see its effects on the rich Chilcote family and the hard working Tarleton family.
Eddie is conned into fronting a speakeasy for a local gangster who intends to frame him for the murder of a cop.
Several prohibition agents display cans and bottles of seized liquor for the camera. They are then shown dumping the goods at a junk yard.
To impress the girl he loves, a naive country boy tries to capture a group of local bootleggers.
A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.