In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the horror of the ... See full summary »
After accidentally killing the key witness to a crime, a mysterious drifter turns himself to the law, under a false name intending to protect his own family. But when the news of his ... See full summary »
William K. Howard
Johnny Mack Brown
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 »
Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). ... See full summary »
Jean de Limur
A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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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