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Synthetic Sin (1929)

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:
... Betty Fairfax
... Donald Anthony
... Mrs. Fairfax
... Margery Fairfax
Gertrude Howard ... Cassie
... Sheila Kelly
... Sam (as Raymond Turner)
... Brandy Mulane
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Frank
Philip Sleeman ... Tony (as Phil Sleeman)
Jack Byron ... Tony's Henchman
Fred Warren ... Joe
... Member of Frank's Gang
... 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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6 January 1929 (USA)  »

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Agni amartoli  »

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1.33 : 1
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Long thought to be a lost film, a print of this movie has been located and restored. The restored print had its premiere screening at The Film Forum theater in New York on November 16, 2014. See more »

Goofs

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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Ain't She Sweet
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Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
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