The Girl from Chicago (1927 film)

For the 1932 film directed by Oscar Micheaux, see The Girl from Chicago.
The Girl from Chicago
Directed by Ray Enright
Frank Shaw (assistant)
Written by Graham Baker (scenario)
Based on short story in Redbook (June 1923), "Button, Button", by Arthur Somers Roche
Starring Myrna Loy
Conrad Nagel
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
November 19, 1927
Running time
70 minutes
Country US
Language Silent

The Girl from Chicago is a lost[1] 1927 silent film criminal romance drama directed by Ray Enright and starring Myrna Loy and Conrad Nagel. It was produced and distributed by the Warner Bros. The film later had a Vitaphone soundtrack of sound effects and music added.[2]

The film is one of the earliest starring roles for Loy who at this time, 1927, didn't usually star but was a supporting player. Warners took a chance casting her in a principal part.[3]


Southern girl Mary Carlton finds out that her brother, Bob Carlton, is going to the electric chair for a crime he says he didn't commit. In order to get her brother exonerated, Mary travels to New York and pretends to be a Chicago gun moll. She wins the love of two gangsters, Handsome Joe and Big Steve Drummond. Joe, it turns out, isn't a gangster at all, but an undercover detective. He attempts to help Mary prove her brother's innocence, and the two of them are caught in a fierce gun battle between the crooks and the cops. They make it through alive (although Drummond gets his due), and Bob is released at the last minute.



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