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Philip Barry (play)
Horace Jackson (scenario)
Release Date:
3 August 1929 (USA) See more »
Pre-Code early-talkie film version of Philip Barry's Broadway hit chronicles the first five years of marriage between James and Mary Hutton, and the two paramours they deserted who wait patiently - and manipulatively - in the wings. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ann Harding ... Mary Hutton

Fredric March ... Jim Hutton

Carmelita Geraghty ... Noel Farley

Leslie Fenton ... Richard Parrish

George Irving ... James Hutton Sr

Charlotte Walker ... Helen White

Hallam Cooley ... Peter

Juliette Crosby ... Nora Cope

Ilka Chase ... Fanny Shipman

Rose Tapley ... Julie
Douglas Scott ... Jimmy (as Master Douglas Scott)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Reicher ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward H. Griffith 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Barry  play
Horace Jackson  scenario

Produced by
Maurice Revnes .... producer
Arthur Hopkins .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine 
Film Editing by
Helene Warne 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Jewell  (as Edward Jewell)
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
Production Management
George Webster .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William J. Scully .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
George D. Ellis .... sound engineer (as George Ellis)
Cliff Stein .... sound engineer (as Clifford Stine)
Camera and Electrical Department
William Dietz .... photographer: ballet
Music Department
Arthur Alexander .... composer: ballet music
Josiah Zuro .... musical director
Other crew
Richard Boleslawski .... stager: ballet (as Richard Boleslavsky)
Frank Reicher .... dialogue co-director
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Did You Know?

The original Broadway production of "Paris Bound" by Philip Barry opened at the Music Box Theater on December 27, 1927, and ran for 234 performances.See more »


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Period piece, 25 December 2014

Slow and stilted, this film is obviously the adaptation of a play--all the action takes place (or could) in one room. The director shows his tin ear (and whatever is the visual equivalent) by starting the movie with Ann Harding and Fredric March going through the wedding service, which goes on and on and on. The two attractive leads, both highly accomplished actors, are the reason for seeing this, as are such distinctly period touches as his saying to her "Take a deep breath" and handing her a cigarette. Ilka Chase also makes two brief, welcome appearances as a fashionable, flippant socialite. But the plot is minuscule and is also well past its use-by date--we're told that a good wife overlooks a husband's affairs if he really loves her and the other women mean nothing to him. And how does she know he feels that way? Because he says so!

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