Light Fingers (1929)

60 mins | Melodrama | 29 July 1929

Director:

Joseph Henabery

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Ted Tetzlaff

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 Aug 1929.
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Variety
21 Aug 1929
p. 27.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 July 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 August 1929
Copyright Number:
LP648
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,578 ft.
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,700
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Light Fingers, a brilliant crook, manages to enter the house of the wealthy Madison family in the guise of a magazine writer, enabling him to steal their jewels. The young Donald Madison, who has just lost on the stock market, attempts to take his father's jewels but is prevented by his sister Dorothy. Light Fingers witnesses all this, but since Dorothy discovers that he too wishes to steal the jewels, they agree not to mention the whole incident. Light Fingers, having fallen in love with Dorothy, decides to go straight, but his gang steals the jewels anyway. Light Fingers retrieves them (intending to return them) but is caught by the police and accused of being the thief. Dorothy comes to his rescue, however, and explains the situation to the police, after which the two go out into the garden to attend to pleasant ... +


Light Fingers, a brilliant crook, manages to enter the house of the wealthy Madison family in the guise of a magazine writer, enabling him to steal their jewels. The young Donald Madison, who has just lost on the stock market, attempts to take his father's jewels but is prevented by his sister Dorothy. Light Fingers witnesses all this, but since Dorothy discovers that he too wishes to steal the jewels, they agree not to mention the whole incident. Light Fingers, having fallen in love with Dorothy, decides to go straight, but his gang steals the jewels anyway. Light Fingers retrieves them (intending to return them) but is caught by the police and accused of being the thief. Dorothy comes to his rescue, however, and explains the situation to the police, after which the two go out into the garden to attend to pleasant matters. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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