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Nora Mason becomes entangled in a family mix-up of murder and scandal that threatens to ruin her career and entire future; Unless the mother she does not know can find a way to save her.


Ray Enright


Samuel Shipman (based on the stage play by), John B. Hymer (based on the stage play by) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Elsie Ferguson ... Mary Bancroft
Marian Nixon ... Nora Mason
John Halliday ... John Remington
Grant Withers ... Bob Lawrence
Daisy Belmore ... Mrs. Kennedy
William B. Davidson ... Jackson (as William Davidson)
Jean Laverty ... Carlotta (as Jean Bary)
Wilbur Mack Wilbur Mack ... Mason
Charlotte Walker ... Mrs. Mason
Neely Edwards ... Barnes
Helen Ferguson ... Miss Hutchinson
Fred Kelsey ... Murphy


Mary Bancroft (Elsie Ferguson), a brilliant defense lawyer who chose a profession over motherhood, is hired to defend Nora Mason (Marian Nixon), whom she has never met, on a murder charge. During the proceedings of the trail, Mary discovers that Nora is her own daughter that she had given up as a baby. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll come away just a bit more human-a little more compassion in your heart- when you see "Scarlet Pages" (Print Ad- The Sydney Post,((Sydney, Nova Scotia)) 6 November 1930) See more »


Action | Crime | Drama | Romance







Release Date:

28 September 1930 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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| (Turner library print)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The play originally opened in New York on 9 Sepember 1929 and had 72 performances. See more »

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Excellent performances by Elsie Ferguson and John Halliday!
10 April 2012 | by marlene_rantzSee all my reviews

I agree with both reviewers that Elsie Ferguson gave an excellent performance in this movie, and that the supporting cast was pretty bad, with one exception-John Halliday! John Halliday was too good an actor to ever give anything but an excellent performance! It is true that his role in this movie was very small, basically because it was Elsie Ferguson's movie, but he did an excellent job, anyway. The movie was a bit corny, and many people might find it quite old-fashioned, but I still would recommend it, solely because of the excellent performances by Elsie Ferguson and John Halliday! Even the bad supporting cast should not deter anyone from seeing this movie!

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