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The 18 Dec 1926 Moving Picture World noted that the film, titled A Million Dollar Bid, was set to go into production on 1 Jan 1927 at Warner Bros. Studios.
       Var reviewed the film twice. The first review ran on 1 Jun 1927, when the comment was made to exhibitors, "Better pass this up." On 15 Jun 1927, a different reviewer qualified, at length, the earlier comments, stating that star Dolores Costello's box office appeal had greatly elevated the picture's success. The writer added that exhibitors had brought to the attention of the Var staff that the picture had been having a very successful in New York, Seattle and other cities, thus leading to another screening and the second ... More Less

The 18 Dec 1926 Moving Picture World noted that the film, titled A Million Dollar Bid, was set to go into production on 1 Jan 1927 at Warner Bros. Studios.
       Var reviewed the film twice. The first review ran on 1 Jun 1927, when the comment was made to exhibitors, "Better pass this up." On 15 Jun 1927, a different reviewer qualified, at length, the earlier comments, stating that star Dolores Costello's box office appeal had greatly elevated the picture's success. The writer added that exhibitors had brought to the attention of the Var staff that the picture had been having a very successful in New York, Seattle and other cities, thus leading to another screening and the second review. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 Jun 1927.
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Moving Picture World
18 Dec 1926
p. 494.
Variety
1 Jun 1927
p. 16.
Variety
15 Jun 1927
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play A Million Bid by George Cameron (New York, 5 Oct 1908).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Million Dollar Bid
Release Date:
28 May 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 28 May 1927
Production Date:
began 1 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 May 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23986
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,310
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To please her selfish and calculating mother, Dorothy Gordon is induced to marry wealthy Geoffrey Marsh, though she loves Robert Brent, a young brain surgeon. Aboard his yacht, Marsh attempts to force himself on the girl during a storm; he is repulsed, and Dorothy is rescued from the sinking boat, while Marsh is assumed to be dead. Dr. Brent restores her health, and in time they are married and are expecting a child when Brent announces he is to perform an operation on an amnesia victim whom Dorothy recognizes as Marsh. Though their marriage and happiness are at stake, Brent refuses to neglect his professional duty, and the operation is a success. Marsh, however, realizing the consequences, feigns continued loss of memory and leaves them to their ... +


To please her selfish and calculating mother, Dorothy Gordon is induced to marry wealthy Geoffrey Marsh, though she loves Robert Brent, a young brain surgeon. Aboard his yacht, Marsh attempts to force himself on the girl during a storm; he is repulsed, and Dorothy is rescued from the sinking boat, while Marsh is assumed to be dead. Dr. Brent restores her health, and in time they are married and are expecting a child when Brent announces he is to perform an operation on an amnesia victim whom Dorothy recognizes as Marsh. Though their marriage and happiness are at stake, Brent refuses to neglect his professional duty, and the operation is a success. Marsh, however, realizing the consequences, feigns continued loss of memory and leaves them to their happiness. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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