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The working title of the film was Fallen Angels . Most contemporary reviews listed the little as Man, Woman, and Wife . Some sources provided alternate names for characters played by the actors listed above, except Byron Douglas. The bracketed character names reflect the ... More Less

The working title of the film was Fallen Angels . Most contemporary reviews listed the little as Man, Woman, and Wife . Some sources provided alternate names for characters played by the actors listed above, except Byron Douglas. The bracketed character names reflect the alternatives. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Chicago Tribune
8 Aug 1928
p. 15.
Film Daily
11 Nov 1928.
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Los Angeles Times
15 Jan 1928
p. I2.
Los Angeles Times
4 Dec 1928
p. A13.
New York Times
5 Nov 1928
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Continuity
Story supv
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Suggested by the novel "Fallen Angels" by Arthur Somers Roche in Red Book (May--Sep 1927).
SONGS
"Love Can Never Die," words by Herman Ruby, music by Joseph Cherniavsky.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Fallen angels
Release Date:
13 January 1929
Premiere Information:
Chicago opening: week of 8 August 1928
New York and Los Angeles openings: 4 December 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 May 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25311
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Music score and sound effects by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,674 ft.
Length(in feet):
6,589
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Helen Brandon, an unhappily married woman, marries former suitor Jack Mason when her husband, Ralph, is killed in action. The report of Ralph's death is false; he returns to the States, a deserter, under an assumed name and becomes a derelict. Rita, a former sweetheart, rescues him, and he is nearly rehabilitated when he kills Rita's ex-boyfriend, gangster Ward Rogers, to preserve his wife's reputation. Ralph tries to escape prison, aided by Rita, but he is killed when he deliberately walks into machine gun fire to protect Helen from possible future blackmail ... +


Helen Brandon, an unhappily married woman, marries former suitor Jack Mason when her husband, Ralph, is killed in action. The report of Ralph's death is false; he returns to the States, a deserter, under an assumed name and becomes a derelict. Rita, a former sweetheart, rescues him, and he is nearly rehabilitated when he kills Rita's ex-boyfriend, gangster Ward Rogers, to preserve his wife's reputation. Ralph tries to escape prison, aided by Rita, but he is killed when he deliberately walks into machine gun fire to protect Helen from possible future blackmail attempts. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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