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The Godless Girl (1929)

Passed  -  Drama  -  31 March 1929 (USA)
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Two teenagers, one an atheist and the other a Christian, fall in love at a brutal reform school.

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Cast

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Judy Craig - The Girl
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Tom Keene ...
Bob Hathaway - The Boy (as George Duryea)
Noah Beery ...
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Eddie Quillan ...
Samuel 'Bozo' Johnson - The Goat
Mary Jane Irving ...
The Victim
Clarence Burton ...
Prison Guard
Richard Alexander ...
Prison Guard (as Dick Alexander)
Kate Price ...
Prison Matron
Hedwiga Reicher ...
Prison Matron (as Hedwig Reicher)
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Viola Louie ...
Emily Barrye ...
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Storyline

High school students led by the Girl and Boy turn from Christianity toward secret atheistic meetings. When a girl is accidentally killed by a stairway collapse, the Girl and Boy go to reform school where they are treated brutally. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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31 March 1929 (USA)  »

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Atheist  »

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(RCA Photophone System) (talking sequences)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film was in production during the time that sound films were becoming popular. Some footage with sync-sound dialog was shot after photography had been completed. The sound sequences were not directed by DeMille, who had already left the company, but by actor Fritz Feld. See more »

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Opening Title Card: [first card] It is not generally known that there are Atheist Societies using the schools of the country as their battle-ground - attacking, through the Youth of the Nation, the beliefs that are sacred to most of the people.
Opening Title Card: [second card] And no fanatics are so bitter as youthful fanatics.
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rebuttal re: Lina Basquette
1 May 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

As someone who knew Lina personally, I can safely say that she would NEVER have categorized her life as "tragic". Like many people, she had her share of heartaches and disappointments, but her attitude was positive and she loved her life and her friends. She successfully transitioned into a post-Hollywood career breeding and judging championship Great Danes, a true passion of hers. Her sense of humor, her grace and her passion for life were inspiring to those of us fortunate enough to have known her. It was her passion that makes "The Godless Girl" memorable. It was her remarkable strength and dedication to those whom she loved that makes HER memorable.


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