Lights of New York (1916 film)

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For the 1928 Warner Brothers film, see Lights of New York (1928 film).
Lights of New York
Directed by Van Dyke Brooke
Written by Charles L. Gaskill
Starring Leah Baird
Walter McGrail
Cinematography Maxwell Held
Distributed by V-L-S-E Inc.
Release date
  • May 29, 1916 (1916-05-29) (United States)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Lights of New York is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Van Dyke Brooke. Produced by the Vitagraph Company of America and directed by Van Dyke Brooke, the film stars Walter McGrail and Leah Baird.[1] Its status is currently unknown.


Hoping to improve his financial lot, petty thief Hawk Chovinski (McGrail) hires a dancing instructor to teach him how to bear himself like a gentleman. His lessons completed, Hawk then poses as a European nobleman, intending to trap a wealthy wife. Yolande Cowles (Baird) sees through Hawk's pose but falls in love with him anyway.



  1. ^ Library of Congress (1916). Catalog of Copyright Entries , Part 1, Volume 13, Issue 1. 13. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 523. 

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