Pleasure Crazed (1929)

60 mins | Melodrama | 7 July 1929

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HISTORY

According to a 21 Apr 1929 NYT news item, Fox bought the rights to Monckton Hoffe's story, which was written as a play but never produced. The same article included Earle Foxe in the cast, but his appearance in the released film has not been ... More Less

According to a 21 Apr 1929 NYT news item, Fox bought the rights to Monckton Hoffe's story, which was written as a play but never produced. The same article included Earle Foxe in the cast, but his appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
18 Aug 1929.
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New York Times
21 Apr 1929
p. 119.
New York Times
15 Jul 1929
p. 25.
Variety
17 Jul 1929
p. 53.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Pictorial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the unproduced play The Scent of Sweet Almonds by Monckton Hoffe.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 July 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 August 1929
Copyright Number:
LP570
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,460
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Alma Dean and her husband, Anthony, rent a house from a trio of crooks who have the intention of stealing the wife's jewels. The female member of the group remains in the guise of a housekeeper, and gradually she and Anthony become very fond of each other. In the meantime, Alma is playing around with a poor writer, and Anthony, miserable, leaves her, accidentally carrying away a flask containing poison. Previously, the writer dared Alma to commit suicide, but when she sees her husband take this very flask, she says nothing. The "housekeeper," learning of the state of affairs, chases after Anthony and wrecks her car at the garage where he is buying gasoline. The situation is satisfactorily ... +


Alma Dean and her husband, Anthony, rent a house from a trio of crooks who have the intention of stealing the wife's jewels. The female member of the group remains in the guise of a housekeeper, and gradually she and Anthony become very fond of each other. In the meantime, Alma is playing around with a poor writer, and Anthony, miserable, leaves her, accidentally carrying away a flask containing poison. Previously, the writer dared Alma to commit suicide, but when she sees her husband take this very flask, she says nothing. The "housekeeper," learning of the state of affairs, chases after Anthony and wrecks her car at the garage where he is buying gasoline. The situation is satisfactorily resolved. +

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

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