The Quitter (1929)

Melodrama | 1 April 1929

Director:

Joseph Henabery

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Joseph Walker

Editor:

Arthur Roberts

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Apr 1929.
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Variety
24 Apr 1929
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 April 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP469
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,671
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Neal Abbott, a drifter, saves the day by prescribing a treatment for cafe owner Duffy Thompson's prize racehorse, and later at the cafe he meets Patricia, an entertainer. He explains to her the story of his downfall--his training as a surgeon, his first operation, then the automobile collision that occurs on a motor trip with his mother. When his mother requires emergency surgery, he falters, and she dies as a result. Later, Duffy is jealously enraged and starts a fight with Neal, throwing him down the stairs. When Neal is leaving with Patricia, Duffy is about to shoot him, and Patricia--in turn--shoots Duffy; she tells Neal that she actually loved Duffy and had used Neal only to make him jealous. Neal, however, operates on Duffy and saves his life, at which point Patricia confesses her true love for ... +


Neal Abbott, a drifter, saves the day by prescribing a treatment for cafe owner Duffy Thompson's prize racehorse, and later at the cafe he meets Patricia, an entertainer. He explains to her the story of his downfall--his training as a surgeon, his first operation, then the automobile collision that occurs on a motor trip with his mother. When his mother requires emergency surgery, he falters, and she dies as a result. Later, Duffy is jealously enraged and starts a fight with Neal, throwing him down the stairs. When Neal is leaving with Patricia, Duffy is about to shoot him, and Patricia--in turn--shoots Duffy; she tells Neal that she actually loved Duffy and had used Neal only to make him jealous. Neal, however, operates on Duffy and saves his life, at which point Patricia confesses her true love for Neal. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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