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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.

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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. A silent film with sound effects and talking sequences.

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(RCA Photophone System) (talking sequences)

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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 »

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A Cheap Blackmailer
17 November 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Her Private Affair which was the second film of Ann Harding's career was taken from a flop Broadway play The Right To Kill which had a sad run of only 16 performances in 1926. But with the advent of sound even flop plays found a market as the movies looked for dialog laden subject matter to film.

I have to say this about Her Private Affair and particularly Ann Harding. Though like all the early talkies overacted, it's considerably less so than some of the items put up for Academy Awards. It also did not use title cards as many early sound films did, a carryover from silent days.

Sad to say it's a dull drama about a wife who becomes the victim because of some indiscreet letters to a cheap blackmailer played by John Loder. When Loder winds up shot to death, he's not terribly mourned, it's generally agreed he was a lowlife. Still the authorities do have their diligent duty to perform.

Her Private Affair though interesting in spots is not anything to stay up nights or wake up early to see, unless you are an Ann Harding fan.


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