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The Godless Girl ()


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Two teenagers, one an atheist and the other a Christian, fall in love at a brutal reform school.

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Judy Craig - The Girl
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Mame - The Other Girl
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Bob Hathaway - The Boy (as George Duryea)
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Samuel 'Bozo' Johnson - The Goat
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The Victim
Clarence Burton ...
Prison Guard
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Prison Guard (as Dick Alexander)
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Prison Matron
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Prison Matron (as Hedwig Reicher)
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Inmate
Viola Louie ...
Inmate
Emily Barrye ...
Inmate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Aldine ...
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Vivian Bay ...
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Elaine Bennett ...
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Sympathetic Policeman (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Julia Brown ...
Inmate (uncredited)
Archie Burke ...
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Prison Matron (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Cameron Coffey ...
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Cecilia de Mille ...
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Joseph Depew ...
Student (uncredited)
Jacqueline Dyrese ...
Inmate (uncredited)
George D. Ellis ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Anielka Elter ...
Inmate (uncredited)
Estella Essex ...
Student (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Marion Feducha ...
Student (uncredited)
Larry Fisher ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Artye Folz ...
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Prison Matron (uncredited)
Evelyn Francisco ...
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Mae Giraci ...
Student (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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School Principal (uncredited)
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Prison Inspector (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Inmate (uncredited)
Dolores Johnson ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Kenneth Johnson ...
Student (uncredited)
Jane Keckley ...
School Vice-Principal (uncredited)
Patricia Kelly ...
Inmate (uncredited)
Nora Kildare ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Richard Lapan ...
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Edith May ...
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Mary Mayberry ...
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Ida Mae McKenzie ...
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Collette Merton ...
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Buddy Messinger ...
Student (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Jack Murphy ...
Student (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Janice Peters ...
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Hortense Petra ...
Inmate (uncredited)
Gertrude Quality ...
Prison Matron (uncredited)
Rae Randall ...
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Billie Van Every ...
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Dorothy Wax ...
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Student (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Directed by

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Cecil B. DeMille

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Jeanie Macpherson ... (story)
 
Beulah Marie Dix ... (titles) and
Jeanie Macpherson ... (titles)

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Cecil B. DeMille ... producer

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Carl Davis ... (2007)
Hugo Riesenfeld ... (uncredited)

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J. Peverell Marley ... (as Peverell Marley)

Film Editing by

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Anne Bauchens

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Louis Goodstadt ... (uncredited)

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Mitchell Leisen ... (as James Mitchell Leisen)

Costume Design by

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Adrian

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Urson ... assistant director
Curt Rehfeld ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Roy Burns ... properties

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James V. King ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Franklin McBride ... additional photographer (uncredited)
Fred Westerberg ... additional photographer (uncredited)

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George D. Ellis ... technical director
Elizabeth McGaffey ... researcher (uncredited)
Paul Sprunck ... technical engineer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

High school students led by the Girl and Boy turn from Christianity toward secret atheistic meetings. When a girl is accidentally killed by a stairway collapse, the Girl and Boy go to reform school where they are treated brutally. Written by Ed Stephan

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Taglines A STIRRING INDICTMENT OF THE GREATEST MENACE TO MODERN SOCIETY (Print Ad- The Sunday Tribune,((Providence, R.I.)) 5 May 1929) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Fiery Furnace (United States)
  • The Atheist (United States)
  • Cecil B. DeMille's The Godless Girl (United States)
  • Les damnés du coeur (France)
  • La fille sans dieu (France)
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  • 113 min
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Budget $750,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In 1929, Lina Basquette received a fan letter from Austria in connection with the film. The sender said she was his favorite American actress. It meant nothing to Basquette at the time, but the sender of the letter was Adolf Hitler. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004). See more »
Quotes Opening Title Card: [first card] It is not generally known that there are Atheist Societies using the schools of the country as their battle-ground - attacking, through the Youth of the Nation, the beliefs that are sacred to most of the people.
Opening Title Card: [second card] And no fanatics are so bitter as youthful fanatics.
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