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The Barker (1928)

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Nifty Miller
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Carrie
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Chris Miller
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Hap Spissel
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Col. Gowdy
One-Eye Connelly
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Stuttering Spieler
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An amazing, stupendous story of Carnival life with a laugh, a tear, and a heart throb alternating and combining to make this the outstanding picture of its kind of the 1929 season. (Herald). See more »

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Drama | Romance

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9 December 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det farende Folk  »

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| (UCLA Film and Television Archive Print)

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(Vitaphone) (talking sequences)| (alternate version)

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1.33 : 1
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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

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Version of Diamond Horseshoe (1945) See more »

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Dorothy Mackaill a stand-out in part-talkie version of famous play.

Although it was Betty Compson who was given a Best Actress Oscar nom for her role in this film, it was fellow actress Dorothy Mackaill who really deserved it. Her performance was fiery and full of emotion, leaving a much more vivid impression than that of Ms. Compson. This is a silent with talking sequences.


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