Power (1928)

60 mins | Comedy-drama | 23 September 1928

Director:

Howard Higgin

Cinematographer:

Peverell Marley

Editor:

Doane Harrison

Production Designer:

Mitchell Leisen

Production Company:

Pathé Exchange, inc.
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HISTORY

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 23 Apr 1928.
       Power was the first film in which actress Joan Bennett (1910--1990) was billed, although some modern sources state that the actress had appeared in two or more bit roles prior to 1928. Bennett, daughter of actor Richard Bennett and sister of actress Constance Bennett, became a popular leading lady onscreen from the early 1930s through the early 1960s and continued to act on television and in films until the early ... More Less

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 23 Apr 1928.
       Power was the first film in which actress Joan Bennett (1910--1990) was billed, although some modern sources state that the actress had appeared in two or more bit roles prior to 1928. Bennett, daughter of actor Richard Bennett and sister of actress Constance Bennett, became a popular leading lady onscreen from the early 1930s through the early 1960s and continued to act on television and in films until the early 1980s. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
26 May 1928
p. 102.
Film Daily
16 Sep 1928.
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New York Times
27 Nov 1928
p. 34.
Variety
28 Nov 1928
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 September 1928
Production Date:
began 23 April 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
17 January 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25625
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
6,092
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Husky and Handsome, two tough dam builders who spend most of their time stealing each other's women, make a pact stipulating that henceforth each is to lay off the other's dame. The agreement is no sooner sealed than they spy Lorraine La Rue, a demure little thing struggling with a heavy suitcase. The boys go after her, and she soon promises separately to marry each of them, after first borrowing all their savings for "an operation on my sick mother." The boys discover her duplicity too late and arrive at the train station in time to see Lorraine disappearing around the bend with all their money--and the town ... +


Husky and Handsome, two tough dam builders who spend most of their time stealing each other's women, make a pact stipulating that henceforth each is to lay off the other's dame. The agreement is no sooner sealed than they spy Lorraine La Rue, a demure little thing struggling with a heavy suitcase. The boys go after her, and she soon promises separately to marry each of them, after first borrowing all their savings for "an operation on my sick mother." The boys discover her duplicity too late and arrive at the train station in time to see Lorraine disappearing around the bend with all their money--and the town dude +

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