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A Man Must Live

Directed by Paul Sloane
1925    70m
Circumstances force Jeff Farnell to take a job on a New York scandal sheet while he awaits the settlement of his claim against a steel company. Job Hardcastle, the hardened city editor of the paper, sends Jeff to get a story on "Mops" Collins, a society divorcée who has been reduced to dancing in a cabaret. Jeff takes pity on Mops, who is dying of consumption, takes her into his apartment, and tells Hardcastle that he could not find her. Afraid of losing his job, Jeff hunts for a big story, finding it when he discovers that Clive Ross-Fayne, a friend he thought lost in the war, has been arraigned on charges of narcotics peddling. To get a picture of Clive to go with his story, Jeff goes to the Ross-Fayne residence, where he discovers that Clive's sister Eleanor is the girl with whom he fell in love at a dance before the war, whose name he never knew. Jeff then tries to kill the story, but Hardcastle nevertheless publishes it. Mops dies. Jeff is fired after he assaults Hardcastle, but he is reconciled with the Ross-Fayne family when Clive is freed. Jeff gets a $100,000 settlement from the steel company and asks Eleanor to marry him.
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Cast of A Man Must Live
  • Richard DixGeoffrey Farnell
  • Jacqueline Logan'Mops' Collins
  • George NashJob Hardcastle
  • Edna MurphyEleanor Ross-Fayne
  • Charles ByerClive Ross-Fayne (as Charles Beyer)
  • Dorothy WaltersMrs. Jaynes
  • William RicciardiCabaret Owner
  • Arthur HousmanTod Cragge
  • Lucius HendersonRoss-Fayne
  • Jane JenningsMrs. Ross-Fayne

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