A Girl in Every Port

 

Louise Brooks and Victor McLaglen in A Girl in Every Port (1928)

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A Girl in Every Port

Robert Armstrong and Louise Brooks in a scene from A Girl in Every Port (1928)

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks as trapeze artist Marie in A Girl in Every Port (1928).  Louise was born in Cherryvale,  Kansas and had 28 acting credits in her career, from an uncredited bit in 1925 to an episode of  the low budget  series The Three Mesquitters with John Wayne in 1938, a year before his big breakthrough in Stagecoach.

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks in costume as a trapeze artist attracting the attention of Victor McLaglen in A Girl in Every Port (1928).

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks and Robert Armstrong in an old fashioned night shirt in a scene from A Girl in Every Port (1928).

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks and Robert Armstrong in A Girl in Every Port (1928).

A Girl in Every Port

Victor McLaglen as Spike Madden and Louise Brooks as Marie, the girl from Marseilles,  in A Girl in Every Port (1928).

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks got her big break as one of many in A Girl in Every Port (1928).  It lead to her starring roles in Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl, both in 1929, but not much of a career in sound films.

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks and Robert Armstrong in A Girl in Every Port (1928).  Robert is best known as the film director on a mission to capture the original King Kong (1933).  His part was played by Jack Black in Peter Jackson’s 21st century remake.

A Girl in Every Port

Robert Armstrong and Louise Brooks in A Girl in Every Port (1928), the  fifth of eight silent films Howard Hawks made, all at 20th Century Fox.

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks as circus acrobat in A Girl in Every Port (1928).  Louise was born in Cherryvale, Kansas and had 24 acting credits from an uncredited bit in 1925 to 1938.  A Girl in Every Port was her 12th film and first to gain her any recognition.

A Girl in Every Port

Louise Brooks attracts a crowd in A Girl in Every Port (1929).

A Girl in Every Port

Robert Armstrong and Victor McLaglen compete for the attention of Louise Brooks as circus acrobat Marie in A Girl in Every Port (1928).

A Girl in Every Port

Victor McLaglen and Louise Brooks in A Girl in Every Port

Victor McLaglen and Louise Brooks in A Girl in Every Port (1928), the most widely seen Howard Hawks silent film, although all eight of his silents are sadly in need of a restoration.

A Girl in Every Port

Victor McLaglen and Louis Brooks in a scene from A Girl in Every Port (1928) Hawks used again in The Crowd Roars with James Cagney and Joan Blondell, and Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.