The Woman Disputed (1928)

87 mins | Drama | September 1928

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HISTORY

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 21 Mar ... More Less

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 21 Mar 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
26 May 1928
p. 102.
Film Daily
11 Nov 1928.
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New York Times
10 Nov 1928
p. 20.
Variety
7 Nov 1928
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Henry King's Production
United Artists Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Screen adpt by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
Mus score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Woman Disputed by Denison Clift, (New York, 28 Sep 1926), which was based on the short story "Boule-de-suif" by Guy de Maupassant in Les Soirées de Médan (Paris, 1880).
SONGS
"Woman Disputed, I Love You," words and music by Edward Grossman and Ted Ward.
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1928
Production Date:
began 21 March 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Joseph M. Schenk
Copyright Date:
17 October 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25736
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 8,051 ft.
Duration(in mins):
87
Length(in feet):
8,129
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Paul Hartman, an affable Austrian officer, and his devoted friend, Nika Turgenov, a proud Russian lieutenant on furlough in Lemberg [Lvov], Austria, together bring about the regeneration of Mary Ann Wagner, a prostitute with a noble heart. War is declared between Russia and Austria, and both men are ordered to report to their regiments; Mary promises to marry Paul, and Nika swears revenge. A Russian Army unit led by Nika later occupies Lemberg, and Mary finds that she must submit to his embraces in order to obtain the freedom of a captured spy. The following day, the Austrian Army, guided by the spy's intelligence report, retakes Lemberg, and Paul learns of Mary's sacrifice. He at first refuses to forgive her, but when 10,000 men kneel at her feet in thanks, Paul gratefully joins ... +


Paul Hartman, an affable Austrian officer, and his devoted friend, Nika Turgenov, a proud Russian lieutenant on furlough in Lemberg [Lvov], Austria, together bring about the regeneration of Mary Ann Wagner, a prostitute with a noble heart. War is declared between Russia and Austria, and both men are ordered to report to their regiments; Mary promises to marry Paul, and Nika swears revenge. A Russian Army unit led by Nika later occupies Lemberg, and Mary finds that she must submit to his embraces in order to obtain the freedom of a captured spy. The following day, the Austrian Army, guided by the spy's intelligence report, retakes Lemberg, and Paul learns of Mary's sacrifice. He at first refuses to forgive her, but when 10,000 men kneel at her feet in thanks, Paul gratefully joins them. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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