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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 »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Frederic Hatton (play), Fanny Hatton (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colleen Moore ... Betty Fairfax
Antonio Moreno ... Donald Anthony
Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Fairfax
Kathryn McGuire ... Margery Fairfax
Gertrude Howard Gertrude Howard ... Cassie
Gertrude Astor ... Sheila Kelly
Ray Turner ... Sam (as Raymond Turner)
Montagu Love ... Brandy Mulane
Ben Hendricks Jr. Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Frank
Philip Sleeman Philip Sleeman ... Tony (as Phil Sleeman)
Jack Byron Jack Byron ... Tony's Henchman
Fred Warren Fred Warren ... Joe
Jay Eaton ... Member of Frank's Gang
Stanley Blystone ... Member of Frank's Gang
Art Rowlands 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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If you had to be bad, could you make good? See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agni amartoli See more »

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Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (music and sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first Broadway production of "Synthetic Sin" opened on October 10, 1927, and closed later that same month after ten performances. The production's cast included Peggy Allenby, Claude Archer, Alan Birmingham, Dorothy Burgess, Edward Butler, Louis Darclay and Helen Sinnott. 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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The Darktown Strutters' Ball
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Written by Shelton Brooks
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