Three Sinners (1928)

68 mins | Drama | 14 April 1928

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HISTORY

According to a studio production directory in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 27 Jan 1928.
       Das zweite leben also was the basis for the 1931 Paramount film Once a Lady, which was directed by Guthrie McClintic and starred Ruth Chatterton and Ivor Novello (see ... More Less

According to a studio production directory in the 18 Feb 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 27 Jan 1928.
       Das zweite leben also was the basis for the 1931 Paramount film Once a Lady, which was directed by Guthrie McClintic and starred Ruth Chatterton and Ivor Novello (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
18 Feb 1928
p. 33.
Film Daily
29 Apr 1928.
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New York Times
23 Apr 1928
p. 20.
Variety
25 Apr 1928
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 April 1928
Production Date:
began 27 Jan 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 April 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25157
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
7,092
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Perceiving that her husband no longer loves her, Gerda, Countess Wallentin, agrees to go to Vienna to visit relatives, leaving the count in Germany to pursue his political ambitions with Baroness Hilda Brings, a close friend. En route, Gerda is seduced by Raoul Stanislav, a famous musician. She leaves the train for a brief time, and it departs without her; later she finds that the train crashed, killing everyone aboard. Guilty because of her affair, Gerda fails to notify her husband of her survival. Later, as hostess in a fashionable Viennese gambling den, she sees her husband, who is strangely attracted to her because of what seems to be a remarkable resemblance to his wife. Gerda discloses her identity and returns to her husband. Later, seeing that he does not really love her, she takes their child and sails to America with a wealthy patron of the gambling ... +


Perceiving that her husband no longer loves her, Gerda, Countess Wallentin, agrees to go to Vienna to visit relatives, leaving the count in Germany to pursue his political ambitions with Baroness Hilda Brings, a close friend. En route, Gerda is seduced by Raoul Stanislav, a famous musician. She leaves the train for a brief time, and it departs without her; later she finds that the train crashed, killing everyone aboard. Guilty because of her affair, Gerda fails to notify her husband of her survival. Later, as hostess in a fashionable Viennese gambling den, she sees her husband, who is strangely attracted to her because of what seems to be a remarkable resemblance to his wife. Gerda discloses her identity and returns to her husband. Later, seeing that he does not really love her, she takes their child and sails to America with a wealthy patron of the gambling house. +

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