The Girl in the Glass Cage (1929)

75 mins | Melodrama | 23 June 1929

Director:

Ralph Dawson

Writer:

James Gruen

Producer:

Ned Marin

Cinematographer:

Ernest Haller

Editor:

Terry Morse

Production Designer:

John Hughes

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Girl in the Glass Cage was 15 Feb 1929.
       According to the Var review, The Girl in the Glass Cage originally had been planned as an all-dialogue ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Girl in the Glass Cage was 15 Feb 1929.
       According to the Var review, The Girl in the Glass Cage originally had been planned as an all-dialogue film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Film Daily
22 Sep 1929.
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Variety
18 Sep 1929.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod
WRITERS
Dial
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Girl in the Glass Cage by George Kibbe Turner (New York, 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 June 1929
Production Date:
began 15 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 July 1929
Copyright Number:
LP511
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq and mus score by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,705 ft.
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
7,159
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a squalid manufacturing town in New York State, Gladys Cosgrove, who lives with her bachelor uncle, court reporter John Cosgrove, sells tickets at the Elysium Theater, suffering the insults and smirks of the town loafers and wise guys, particularly Striker, owner of the speakeasy, his halfwit friend, Carlos, and Sheik Smith. She is saved from embarrassment one night by Terry Pomfret, a wealthy young college student, promised to Isabelle Van Court, and despite her uncle's determination to prevent it, a romance develops. Terry's mother disapproves of Gladys and prevails upon her to persuade him to return to school. Learning of Striker's decadent behavior toward Gladys, Terry whips him. Smith is killed, and Gladys, believing Terry guilty, confesses to the crime, claiming to have had an affair with Smith. Later, she exacts a confession from her uncle that he killed Smith, mistaking him for Terry. Her uncle then kills both Striker and himself, while Terry wins forgiveness and his family's consent to marriage with ... +


In a squalid manufacturing town in New York State, Gladys Cosgrove, who lives with her bachelor uncle, court reporter John Cosgrove, sells tickets at the Elysium Theater, suffering the insults and smirks of the town loafers and wise guys, particularly Striker, owner of the speakeasy, his halfwit friend, Carlos, and Sheik Smith. She is saved from embarrassment one night by Terry Pomfret, a wealthy young college student, promised to Isabelle Van Court, and despite her uncle's determination to prevent it, a romance develops. Terry's mother disapproves of Gladys and prevails upon her to persuade him to return to school. Learning of Striker's decadent behavior toward Gladys, Terry whips him. Smith is killed, and Gladys, believing Terry guilty, confesses to the crime, claiming to have had an affair with Smith. Later, she exacts a confession from her uncle that he killed Smith, mistaking him for Terry. Her uncle then kills both Striker and himself, while Terry wins forgiveness and his family's consent to marriage with Gladys. +

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