The House of Shame (1928)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 7 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot


(as Burton King)


(titles), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in


Cast overview:
Creighton Hale ...
Harvey Baremore
Virginia Brown Faire ...
Druid Baremore
Lloyd Whitlock ...
John Kimball
Florence Dudley ...
Fred Walton ...
M. Fanchon
Carlton S. King ...
The Irate Husband (as Carlton King)


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

domestic | See All (1) »






Release Date:

1 October 1928 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa da Vergonha  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Woman Suffers
25 October 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When the police enter a house where a wife-swapping party is taking place, Creighton Hale thinks they have come for him. He has his wife, played by Virginia Brown Faire, intercede with his boss, from whom he has embezzled money to buy a necklace for his girlfriend. The boss suggests a way that Virginia can repay the money: become his mistress.

Because this is a Chesterfield Production, intended for the smaller cities, what would have been an early Pre-Code picture at one of the major studios becomes a moral and moralizing effort; Miss Faire remains virtuous throughout, Creighton Hale is revealed as an utterly contemptible cad and there is a happy ending. The effect is tawdry rather than silly... and was undoubtedly intended that way. It was a chance for its audience to imagine the lascivious goings-on and maintain their sense of self-righteousness, something not possible with a Pre-Code or the lavish spectacles offered by DeMille. Director Burton King directs his actors in a series of soulful looks. The cinematography by M.A. Anderson is ambitious, with lots of moving shots, but the overall result is ridiculous.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The House of Shame (1928) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: