The Lion and the Mouse (1928)

65 or 68 mins | Drama | 21 May 1928

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HISTORY

The 28 Oct 1927 Motion Picture News reported that filming would begin in Nov 1927. This was the third cinematic adaptation of Charles Klein's play, The Lion and the Mouse (see 1914 and 1919 entries). In this version, the name "Rossmore" was shortened to "Ross."
       Var reviewed the film twice, in May 1928 for the Los Angeles opening, then again in Jun 1928 for the New York opening. The Los Angeles review listed a running time of 65 min., while the New York review noted that the length had been increased to 69 min. The New York review also noted that the film included 28 minutes of dialogue and that the sound seemed to be an improvement over the Los Angeles ... More Less

The 28 Oct 1927 Motion Picture News reported that filming would begin in Nov 1927. This was the third cinematic adaptation of Charles Klein's play, The Lion and the Mouse (see 1914 and 1919 entries). In this version, the name "Rossmore" was shortened to "Ross."
       Var reviewed the film twice, in May 1928 for the Los Angeles opening, then again in Jun 1928 for the New York opening. The Los Angeles review listed a running time of 65 min., while the New York review noted that the length had been increased to 69 min. The New York review also noted that the film included 28 minutes of dialogue and that the sound seemed to be an improvement over the Los Angeles version. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
24 Jun 1928.
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Motion Picture News
28 Oct 1927
p. 1342.
New York Times
16 Jun 1928
p. 11.
Variety
30 May 1928
p. 14.
Variety
20 Jun 1928
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Lion and the Mouse by Charles Klein (New York, 20 Nov 1905)
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 May 1928
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 21 May 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 May 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25280
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65 or 68
Length(in feet):
6,352
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

John "Ready Money" Ryder, a financial genius, attempts to ruin a judge by alleging that the judge accepted a bribe of some oil stock. Actually, Judge Ross bought the stock at Ryder's recommendation. Ryder, the only person who can exonerate Judge Ross, withholds a letter proving purchase because he feels that Ross wrongly decided a case against him. Judge Ross is cleared through his daughter's efforts, and the two men are reconciled by the marriage of Ross's daughter to Ryder's ... +


John "Ready Money" Ryder, a financial genius, attempts to ruin a judge by alleging that the judge accepted a bribe of some oil stock. Actually, Judge Ross bought the stock at Ryder's recommendation. Ryder, the only person who can exonerate Judge Ross, withholds a letter proving purchase because he feels that Ross wrongly decided a case against him. Judge Ross is cleared through his daughter's efforts, and the two men are reconciled by the marriage of Ross's daughter to Ryder's son. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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