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The Trespasser
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Edmund Goulding (written by)
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Release Date:
11 November 1929 (USA) See more »
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A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Fine Swanson performance as kept woman - Oscar nom See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Gloria Swanson ... Marion Donnell
Robert Ames ... Jack Merrick
Purnell Pratt ... Hector Ferguson
Henry B. Walthall ... Fuller
Wally Albright ... Jack Merrick (as Wally Albright Jr.)
William Holden ... John Merrick, Sr.
Blanche Friderici ... Miss Potter - Nurse (as Blanche Frederici)
Kay Hammond ... Catherine 'Flip' Merrick
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Ferguson
Marcelle Corday ... Blanche - the Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Armetta ... Barber (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Reporter (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... Fred - the Moving Man (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ... Doctor (uncredited)
Richard Cramer ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn ... Milkman (uncredited)

Stuart Erwin ... Reporter (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Butler (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Board Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edmund Goulding 
 
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Edmund Goulding  written by

Produced by
Edmund Goulding .... producer
Joseph P. Kennedy .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Josiah Zuro 
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes 
Gregg Toland 
 
Film Editing by
Cyril Gardner 
 
Costume Design by
Judge Johnson 
Ann Morgan 
 
Production Management
Harry Poppe .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... sound technician
 
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Laura Hope Crews .... dialogue coach
 

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90 min
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1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)

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Trivia:
Gloria Swanson originally hired writer/director Edmund Goulding to help her complete Queen Kelly (1929), the unfinished silent epic she'd started with Erich von Stroheim. After he'd spent months editing Von Stroheim's footage, Goulding persuaded Swanson to make this film instead. He wrote the script in three weeks, the movie was in theaters by the end of the year and Swanson recouped enough money to pay off "Queen Kelly"'s backers.See more »
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Remade as That Certain Woman (1937)See more »
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Fine Swanson performance as kept woman - Oscar nom, 20 October 2000

Here Swanson plays the "other woman" - kept by her employer. It's typical of the genre known as "women's pictures." Swanson does an excellent job in her first talkie and earned her second Oscar nom for her work. It's fun to see a blatant continuity error -she enters the bathroom to freshen wearing a bob cut and emerges with long hair. Archive print in the George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y.

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