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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Broken Violin (1927) [Lost Film]

The Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Sat, Sep 15, 1928 · Page 14

Lelia Cooper, a young washwoman with a proficiency for the violin, is unfortunately involved with an abusive father. In an argument with her mother, the father smashes Lelia's violin over her mom's head. Her younger brother tries to come to the mother's rescue, but one thing leads to another and the film culminates in a chase resulting in the father being hit by a truck.

*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***