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Directed by Jacques Feyder
1931    76m    Not Rated
Willi, a brash young lieutenant in the Austrian Imperial Guard, bent on an evening of pleasure, visits a gambling parlor and house of ill-repute. He meets Laura, a sweet innocent girl and spends the night with her, leaving her money in the morning. Devastated to realize that he found her a mere convenience, she becomes the mistress of Herr Schnabel, an unpleasant but wealthy gentleman. Never quite getting over Laura, Willi is goaded by her into gambling with Schnabel and losing more money to him than he can possibly repay. Laura is unaware that Willi must either pay his debt by the next day or take the only other honorable way out: committing suicide.
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Cast of Daybreak
  • Ramon NovarroWilli Kasder
  • Helen ChandlerLaura
  • Jean HersholtHerr Schnabel
  • C. Aubrey SmithGeneral Von Hertz
  • William BakewellOtto
  • Karen MorleyEmily Kessner
  • Douglass MontgomeryVon Lear
  • Glenn TryonFranz
  • Clyde CookJosef
  • Sumner GetchellEmil
  • Clara BlandickFrau Hoffman
  • Edwin MaxwellHerr Hoffman
  • Jackie SearlAugust
  • Lionel BelmoreHerr Kessner (uncredited)
  • Symona BonifaceBystander at Baccarat Table
  • Allan CavanReviewing Officer
  • Blanche Craig(uncredited)
  • Carrie DaumeryHaughty Casino Dowager
  • James DonlanDrunk Inviting Laura to Dance
  • Charles E. EvansOfficer on Inspection Tour
  • Bess FlowersFranz' Friend (uncredited)
  • Carmelita GeraghtyParty Girl
  • Kenneth Gibson(uncredited)
  • Maude Turner GordonWillie's Friend in Restaurant
  • Eric MayneGambler
  • Bert MoorhouseGambler
  • William H. O'BrienBartender
  • Lee PhelpsWaiter
  • Phillips SmalleyGambler
  • Larry SteersGambler
  • Carl StockdaleFootman
  • Maude TruaxTillie
  • Suzanne Wood(uncredited)

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