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An earlier adaptation of The Whip was produced by Paragon Films in 1917, directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Alma Hanlon and June Elvidge (See Entry). ... More Less

An earlier adaptation of The Whip was produced by Paragon Films in 1917, directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Alma Hanlon and June Elvidge (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 Sep 1928.
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New York Times
17 Sep 1928
p. 28.
Variety
19 Sep 1928
p. 28.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Whip by Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton (London, 9 Sep 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 September 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 September 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
27 August 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25565
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,058 ft.
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,056
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lord Brancaster loses his memory after an automobile accident and is cared for by Lord Beverly, outside of whose estate his car has wrecked. Brancaster falls in love with Beverly's daughter, Diana, and they become engaged, planning the formal announcement for the hunt ball. Iris d'Aquila (to whom Brancaster had been engaged before finding out she loved him for his title alone) learns of his amnesia and forges a certificate of marriage with the help of Sartoris, presenting herself at the hunt ball as Lady Brancaster. Diana's horse, The Whip, is to run at Ascot, and Sartoris, having heavily bet on another horse and fearing The Whip might win, attempts to kill him. Brancaster saves the horse, however, which goes on to win the Ascot. Iris' deception comes to light, and Brancaster (his title and fortune restored) prepares to marry ... +


Lord Brancaster loses his memory after an automobile accident and is cared for by Lord Beverly, outside of whose estate his car has wrecked. Brancaster falls in love with Beverly's daughter, Diana, and they become engaged, planning the formal announcement for the hunt ball. Iris d'Aquila (to whom Brancaster had been engaged before finding out she loved him for his title alone) learns of his amnesia and forges a certificate of marriage with the help of Sartoris, presenting herself at the hunt ball as Lady Brancaster. Diana's horse, The Whip, is to run at Ascot, and Sartoris, having heavily bet on another horse and fearing The Whip might win, attempts to kill him. Brancaster saves the horse, however, which goes on to win the Ascot. Iris' deception comes to light, and Brancaster (his title and fortune restored) prepares to marry Diana. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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