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Synthetic Sin (1929)

 |  Comedy  |  6 January 1929 (USA)
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Famed playwright Donald latest work flopped because fiancée Betty is too unsophisticated to play the lead. It's time for the flower of Magnolia Gap, Virginia, to get to Gotham for some ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Donald Anthony
Edythe Chapman ...
Mrs. Fairfax
Kathryn McGuire ...
Margery, Betty's sister
Gertrude Howard ...
Cassie / de: Mandy
Gertrude Astor ...
Sheila Kelly
Ray Turner ...
Sam (as Raymond Turner)
Montagu Love ...
Brandy Mulane
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Frank
Philip Sleeman ...
Tony (as Phil Sleeman)
Jack Byron ...
Tony's Henchman
Fred Warren ...
Joe - piano-playing member of Frank's gang
Jay Eaton ...
Member of Frank's Gang
Stanley Blystone ...
Member of Frank's Gang
Art Rowlands ...
Member of Frank's Gang
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Famed playwright Donald latest work flopped because fiancée Betty is too unsophisticated to play the lead. It's time for the flower of Magnolia Gap, Virginia, to get to Gotham for some experience. But, her next-door neighbors are gangsters. Written by TV

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She was too good to be famous - so she HAD to be bad. See more »

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Agni amartoli  »

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Vocal (singing theme song "Betty") on soundtrack (reels 3 and 8) by Frank Munn. See more »

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Although Gertrude Howard's character is billed as Cassie in the movie's credits and in 1929 reviews, she is called Mandy in the intertitles, while Colleen Moore clearly calls her Mammy when speaking to her. See more »

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I'll Get By
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Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Lyrics by Roy Turk
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"Dat Bimbo is a Lady"
16 November 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When playwright Anthony Moreno comes to town, he falls in love with Colleen Moore. She wants to be an actress and when she flops in tryouts as a wicked woman, she decides to go to New York to act the wicked woman. Of course she walks right into the middle of a gang war, but every hard-boiled yegg can see she is an innocent lady and treats he right.

Comedy expert William Seiter directs Colleen Moore in her next to last silent movie and out pops this very funny film, with fine titles and Miss Moore's typically funny performance.

There are a couple of nice smaller roles, including Gertrude Astor as a soft-boiled actress.


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