Paid to Love

Virginia Valli and George O’Brien in Paid to Love (1927).  This was George’s second film with Howard Hawks, after Fig Leaves (1926).  Hawks would often cast actors in more than one of his films.  The next two-timers would be James Cagney and Edward G Robinson in the early and mid 30s.

Paid to Love

George O’Brien and Virginia Valli in an original lobby card for Paid to Love (1927)

Paid to Love

George O’Brien and Virginia Valli in an original publicity still for Paid to Love (1927)

Paid to Love

screencap from Paid to Love (1927) indicative of how Howard Hawks’ silent films are in desperate need of restoration, but the situation may be hopeless as better prints may simply be lost.

Paid to Love

Paid to Love (1927) is the fourth Howard Hawks silent movie he made at 20th Century Fox.  That’s William Powell of The Thin Man series, in the upper left hand photo.

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George O’Brien and Virginia Valli are equal parts of an arranged marriage in a publicity still for Paid to Love (1927).

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George O’Brien and Virginia Valli in a screencap from a bootleg version of Paid to Love (1927).  None of Howard Hawks’ eight silent movies have seen a proper home video release, and all are in need of a proper restoration.

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George O’Brien as Crown Prince Michael and Virginia Valli as cabaret performer Gaby in Paid to Love (1927).