This is an absolutely cracking film. Short - just 57 minutes - but it packs a punch. It's a prototype Grand Hotel - lots of interconnected sotires, all set around the speakeasy. There is a musical number, gunfights, romances, fallings out, affairs, secret loves - it's all going on! And Boris Karloff plays a man called Happy!
Sadly this film is very hard to track down, but if you do spot it, and love classic cinema, do give it a watch. Also, Clarence Muse is worth noting in this film. He gives a very dignified performance.