At 10 years old, Owens becomes a ragged orphan when his sainted mother dies. The Conways, who are next door neighbors, take Owen in, but the constant drinking by Jim soon puts Owen on the street. By 17, Owen learns that might is right. By 25, Owen is the leader of his own gang who spend most of their time gambling and drinking. But Marie comes into the gangster area of town and everything changes for Owen as he falls for Marie. But he cannot tell her so, so he comes to her settlement to find education and inspiration. But soon, his old way of life will rise to confront him again.
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WILLIAM FOX Presents "THE REGENERATION" (title on original-release poster)
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Most of the extras in this film were real locals from the Bowery area, as well as from Hell's Kitchen, and had never appeared before in films. Most of the gangster characters were actual gangsters in real life. See more
District Attorney Ames
Very fine and loyal, my boy, but you can't save your friend, and you have lost whatever chance you had - with her.
There is no cast list during the opening credits or at the end. Actors, however, are credited by intertitles as they appear within the movie, and that is used for the IMDb cast ordering. Actors never mentioned are marked uncredited. See more
Kino International released a version which runs 72 minutes and contains an uncredited piano score. See more