5.5/10
66
8 user 1 critic

Her Private Affair (1929)

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. A silent film with sound effects and talking sequences.

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), (translation) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Condemned! (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Suave thief Colman is sent to Devil's Island, where he becomes romantically involved with the wife of sadistic warden Digges.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After having been swindled out of all their money by a crooked business manager, formerly wealthy socialites Jerry and Carol discover that they owe their chauffeur and maid back wages they ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Fields
Stars: Robert Armstrong, Dixie Lee, Nydia Westman
Half Marriage (1929)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Cowen
Stars: Olive Borden, Morgan Farley, Ken Murray
Paris Bound (1929)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Ann Harding, Fredric March, Carmelita Geraghty
The Fountain (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer, is paroled to the castle of Baron Von Leyden and finds living there, but now ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Ann Harding, Brian Aherne, Paul Lukas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Vera Kessler
Harry Bannister ...
Judge Richard Kessler
...
Carl Weild
...
Julia Sturm
Arthur Hoyt ...
Michael Sturm
William Orlamond ...
Dr. Edmond Zeigler
...
Arnold Hartmann
Elmer Ballard ...
Grimm
...
State's Attorney
Edit

Storyline

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. A silent film with sound effects and talking sequences.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 September 1929 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System) (talking sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in Los Angeles Thursday 10 February 1949 on KFI (Channel 9) and in New York City Saturday 10 June 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Recommended for the early talkie fan exclusively...
18 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...and I didn't even like it. I watched this because Ann Harding had a starring role, and I had never seen a performance of hers from this early in her career. However, if you are coming to this film expecting the Ann Harding of "Double Harness" be prepared to be disappointed.

This film is better than some early talkies in the fact that the players move and speak naturally. It is worse than many others because there is little depth in the performances - they could all be cut out of cardboard as far as motivation goes. Compare this film to "The Dance of Life" from the same year - 1929 - and see what I'm talking about. This is the time-honored tale of the penitent wife who has strayed, with Ann as the wife, Vera Kessler. However, the man with whom she has strayed is portrayed as such an outlandishly capitalistic gigolo it's hard to believe he would have bothered to put down his adding machine long enough to do the deed for which he is blackmailing numerous women. Then there is the gigolo's roommate who seems to be doing his best Renfield imitation minus the compulsive consumption of insects, supposedly from being shell-shocked during World War I. Why the gigolo keeps this insane fellow around is not really explained.

Vera decides to pay the gigolo the blackmail money he demands, not because she fears her husband would leave her, but because she doesn't want to hurt him. However, when they meet, an argument takes place and she winds up shooting and killing the man in self defense. She runs away and avoids detection, but now she has two sins on her conscience - her infidelity and the fact that an innocent person has been arrested for the killing she committed.

My assessment - this film is worth watching for its historical value only.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?