Año 1929

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1. The Show of Shows (1929)

128 min | Musical

6.1
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It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 277

2. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 8,105 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Blackmail (1929)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 7,815

4. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 5,981

5. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

8.0
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After falling pregnant to a pharmacist and refusing to marry, a young woman is thrown from her home and sent to a scrict girls' reform school.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne

Votes: 3,304

6. The Broadway Melody (1929)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King, The Angeles Twins

Votes: 5,075 | Gross: $2.81M

7. The Shame of Mary Boyle (1930)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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During the Irish Civil War in 1922, a family earns a big inheritance. They start leading a rich life, forgetting what the most important values are.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill

Votes: 1,705

8. The Manxman (1929)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 2,060

9. Woman in the Moon (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim, Gerda Maurus

Votes: 2,220

10. Queen Kelly (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton

Votes: 2,813

11. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,240

12. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

130 min | Musical

7.4
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An all-star revue featuring MGM contract players.

Directors: Charles Reisner, Christy Cabanne | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Votes: 1,586

13. Coquette (1929)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A flirtatious Southern belle is compromised with one of her suitors.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown, Matt Moore, John St. Polis

Votes: 1,760

14. The Iron Mask (1929)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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King Louis XIII of France is thrilled to have born to him a son - an heir to the throne. But when the queen delivers a twin, Cardinal Richelieu sees the second son as a potential for ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier, Vera Lewis

Votes: 974

15. The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

Directors: James Cruze, Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Donald Douglas, Betty Compson, Marjorie Kane

Votes: 563

16. Asphalt (1929)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Albert Steinrück, Else Heller, Gustav Fröhlich, Betty Amann

Votes: 1,064

17. Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman

Votes: 1,350

18. Disraeli (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett

Votes: 818

19. The Kiss (1929)

Passed | 89 min | Romance, Drama

7.0
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An unhappily married woman is caught up in scandal and murder when her affection toward a young man is misinterpreted.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Anders Randolf, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 757 | Gross: $0.52M

20. White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A man climbs a 12,000-foot mountain to search for his wife, who was lost on their honeymoon. Another couple makes the dangerous climb with him.

Directors: Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Ernst Petersen, Ernst Udet

Votes: 711

21. Bulldog Drummond (1929)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

Director: F. Richard Jones | Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Montagu Love

Votes: 643

22. Rio Rita (1929)

Approved | 140 min | Musical, Romance, Western

7.8
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Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 549

23. The Divine Lady (1929)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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The story of the romance between Emma, Lady Hamilton, and British war hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Victor Varconi, H.B. Warner, Ian Keith

Votes: 510

24. Sunnyside Up (1929)

121 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Molly and Bee, sweet young 'working girls,' live in a cheap room over a New York grocery store. Molly's idol, wealthy Jack Cromwell, lives in a Long Island mansion but is markedly less ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Marjorie White, El Brendel

Votes: 307

25. Old and New (1929)

121 min | Drama

7.4
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100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.

Directors: Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov

Votes: 960

26. So This Is College (1929)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.7
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Biff and Eddie are the best of friends. They are college seniors; roommates at the Fraternity; and star teammates on the USC Football team. Then a flapper named Babs enters the picture. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Elliott Nugent, Robert Montgomery, Cliff Edwards, Sally Starr

Votes: 134

27. High Voltage (1929)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.3
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A busload of passengers gets stranded in a snowstorm and take refuge in an abandoned church, where they run into a mysterious man who may be on the run from the law.

Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley

Votes: 219

28. The Taming of the Shrew (1929)

63 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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In sixteenth century Padua, Hortensio loves Bianca, the youngest daughter of Baptista. But Baptista will not allow the two to get married until his eldest daughter, the extremely headstrong... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell, Joseph Cawthorn

Votes: 406 | Gross: $1.10M

29. Alibi (1929)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime

6.0
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Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took ... See full summary »

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch, Eleanor Griffith

Votes: 506

30. The Single Standard (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the wedding proposal of Tommy Hewlett, she drives her car with her driver to a lonely place. She has one night stand with him ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 388 | Gross: $0.66M

31. On with the Show! (1929)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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A musical advertised as the first 100% natural color, all-singing production. The plot concerns a wide-eyed former hatcheck girl who takes the place of a rebellious star.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, Sally O'Neil

Votes: 174

32. Wild Orchids (1929)

TV-G | 100 min | Romance, Drama

6.8
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A prince in Java tries to seduce his visitor's wife, but he's discovered.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Nils Asther, Dick Sutherland

Votes: 469 | Gross: $0.62M

33. Eternal Love (1929)

71 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the Swiss Alps of the early 19th century, a couple forced into loveless marriages struggle to find happiness with one another.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 351

34. Evangeline (1929)

87 min | Drama

7.0
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In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel. But before their wedding can take place, the British imprison the men and send them ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin Carewe | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis, Donald Reed

Votes: 114

35. Their Own Desire (1929)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 410

36. Big News (1929)

75 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Louis Payne, Wade Boteler

Votes: 136

37. Sally (1929)

TV-G | 103 min | Musical

6.4
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Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray, Joe E. Brown, T. Roy Barnes

Votes: 239

38. Escape from Dartmoor (1929)

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A jealous barber's assistant is enraged by the attentions that his manicurist girlfriend pays to a customer. He ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Uno Henning, Norah Baring, Anthony Asquith

Votes: 799

39. The Love Trap (1929)

71 min | Comedy

6.7
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Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laura La Plante, Neil Hamilton, Robert Ellis, Jocelyn Lee

Votes: 148

40. Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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A flapper charms a diplomat to procure her fiancé a career opportunity, while the fiancé starts a relationship with her best friend.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page

Votes: 507

41. The Wrecker (1929)

74 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A director's nephew unmasks a manager as a wrecker of trains.

Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Benita Hume, Joseph Striker, Winter Hall

Votes: 44

42. Weary River (1929)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A gangster is put in prison, but finds salvation through music while serving his time. Again on the outside, he finds success elusive and temptations abound.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Betty Compson, William Holden, Louis Natheaux

Votes: 307

43. Speedway (1929)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.6
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Bill Whipple is a happy-go-lucky mechanic for MacDonald who thinks that he is the worlds greatest driver and lover. Mac has treated Bill like a son since he took him in. One day at the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: William Haines, Anita Page, Ernest Torrence, Karl Dane

Votes: 575

44. The Lost Zeppelin (1929)

Adventure

5.8
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Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Conway Tearle, Virginia Valli, Ricardo Cortez, Duke Martin

Votes: 69

45. Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Passed | 266 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Frank Merrill, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson, Lillian Worth

Votes: 72

46. The Pagan (1929)

Passed | 83 min | Drama

7.0
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A carefree South Seas native falls for the half-caste ward of a religious white man who desires her for himself.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Donald Crisp, Dorothy Janis

Votes: 258

47. Navy Blues (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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On shore leave, a young sailor meets and falls in love with a pretty young blonde. He goes home with her to meet her parents, but they don't approve of him at all. Their daughter takes ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: William Haines, Anita Page, Karl Dane, J.C. Nugent

Votes: 506

48. I Kiss Your Hand Madame (1929)

66 min | Drama

6.4
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Laurence Gerard has just divorced. While leading fat lover Talandier by the nose, She meets the count Lerski, who now works as waiter but do not tell her. When she hears from her husband he... See full summary »

Director: Robert Land | Stars: Harry Liedtke, Marlene Dietrich, Pierre de Guingand, Károly Huszár

Votes: 89

49. Say It with Songs (1929)

95 min | Drama, Musical

5.5
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Joe Lane kills another man in a fistfight after learning that the man has made improper advances towards his wife. Joe goes to prison for the murder. When Joe gets out of prison, he visits ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Davey Lee, Marian Nixon, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 63

50. Desert Nights (1929)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A con man and his beautiful accomplice kidnap a manager and steal $500,000 worth of diamonds, but end up stranded in the desert without water.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: John Gilbert, Ernest Torrence, Mary Nolan, Claude King

Votes: 1,009

51. A Throw of Dice (1929)

Not Rated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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With King Ranjit visiting him, King Sohat sees an opportunity to kill his young cousin and take over his kingdom. One of Sohat's henchmen fells Ranjit with a poisoned arrow, making it look ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Osten | Stars: Seeta Devi, Himansu Rai, Charu Roy, Modhu Bose

Votes: 503

52. It's a Great Life (1929)

93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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Casey and Babe are sisters who work in a department store and each year the store puts on a show. As expected, things are going wrong with every act until Casey comes out to help Babe with ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Rosetta Duncan, Vivian Duncan, Lawrence Gray, Jed Prouty

Votes: 169

53. My Grandmother (1929)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on getting a letter of recommendation from a "grandmother".

Director: Kote Mikaberidze | Stars: Aleksandre Takaishvili, Bella Chernova, Evgeniy Ovanov, Akaki Khorava

Votes: 180

54. Le capitaine Fracasse (1929)

92 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Capt. Fracasse, a down-on-his-luck nobleman, gives shelter at his estate one night to a troupe of traveling actors. He falls in love with Isabelle, an actress with the group. The next day, ... See full summary »

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Henry Wulschleger | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Lien Deyers, Charles Boyer, Daniel Mendaille

Votes: 139

56. Her Private Affair (1929)

70 min | Drama

5.4
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Her Private Affair is a 1929 drama film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Ann Harding. It was produced and distributed by the Pathé Exchange company. It is a sound film using the RCA Photophone sound-on-film sound system.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Ann Harding, Harry Bannister, John Loder, Kay Hammond

Votes: 91