A Broadway Butterfly
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Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Written by"Gregory Rogers" (Darryl F. Zanuck)
Story byPearl Keating
StarringDorothy Devore
CinematographyRay June
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 29, 1925 (1925-03-29)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A Broadway Butterfly is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by William Beaudine.[1][2]


As described in a film magazine review,[3] Irene Astaire is befriended by Cookie Dale and gets a job in the chorus, although Cookie is dismissed to please male backers of the show. Irene falls in love with a wealthy youth, Ronald Steel, but Crane Wilder wants Irene and plots with Thelma to disgrace Irene. Cookie foils them although Donald sees Wilder leaving Irene’s apartment, and he turns to Thelma. Irene is discouraged and seeks diversion on Broadway. Cookie saves her again and it then develops Cookie is the runaway daughter of a wealthy family and Donald and Irene are once more united.



With no prints of A Broadway Butterfly located in any film archives,[4] it is a lost film.


  1. ^ "A Broadway Butterfly". silentera.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: A Broadway Butterfly
  3. ^ "New Pictures: A Broadway Butterfly", Exhibitors Herald, 20 (11): 59, March 7, 1925, retrieved December 9, 2021
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: A Broadway Butterfly