~The Broken Melody~
1919
~ Lucy Cotton & Eugene O'Brien~
~Plot Synopsis~
Although primarily known as Norma Talmadge's leading man, Eugene O'Brien starred in a few films
himself. This anemic and sentimental drama, however, did little for his career. Stewart Grant (O'Brien) is
an art student living in Greenwich Village. His sweetheart, aspiring singer Hedda Dana (Lucy Cotton),
lives in the apartment next door. One night, while the couple is at their favorite cafe, Mrs. Trask, a
wealthy widow (Corinne Barker), approaches Grant. She offers to pay his way to Paris so that he can
perfect his craft. Hedda urges him to go, and when he refuses on her account, she pretends she no longer
loves him. While he is making a success of himself in Paris, Hedda procures a song from Ivan, an
eccentric musician (Gus Weinberg), and makes a hit with it. From a mutual friend, Grant discovers that
Hedda really does love him; although Mrs. Trask wants him for herself, he turns her down and returns to
New York and to Hedda.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: William P.S. Earle

Written by:
Ouida Bergère - screenplay & story
Dorothy Farnum - story
~Cast~

Eugene O'Brien ...  Stewart Grant
Lucy Cotton ...  Hedda Dana
Corinne Barker ...  Mrs. Drexel Trask
Donald Hall ...  Howard Thornby
Ivo Dawson ...  Leroy Clemons
Gus Weinberg ...  Ivan
Jack W. Johnston
Helen Reinecke
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by Selznick Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: John W. Brown
Film Editing by: Duncan Mansfield        

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: December 1919