The Redeeming Sin (1929)

75 mins | Romance | 16 February 1929

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HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 14 Jul 1928. Vitagraph earlier adapted L. V. Jefferson's short story, "The Redeeming Sin," into a film with the same title (1925, see entry). Both films bear a close resemblance to a 1922 Famous Players-Lasky film called The Green Temptation (see entry), which was based on a Constance Lindsay Skinner short story called "The Noose." ... More Less

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 14 Jul 1928. Vitagraph earlier adapted L. V. Jefferson's short story, "The Redeeming Sin," into a film with the same title (1925, see entry). Both films bear a close resemblance to a 1922 Famous Players-Lasky film called The Green Temptation (see entry), which was based on a Constance Lindsay Skinner short story called "The Noose." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77.
Film Daily
24 Feb 1929.
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New York Times
16 Feb 1929
p. 14.
Variety
20 Feb 1929
p. 14.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
16 February 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 February 1929
Production Date:
began 14 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP81
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq, mus score, and sd eff by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,145 ft.
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,921
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the Café du Chat Noir, Joan Billaire, a dancer, attacks Mitzi for schooling her brother, Petit, in picking pockets and is saved from a knifing by Lupine, a thief. Later, Lupine enlists Petit's aid in a robbery, and the boy is accidentally wounded by him. Joan calls on Dr. Raoul de Boise, who informs the police; and when the boy dies, she is prevented from shooting Raoul by the intervention of Father Colomb. As Joan becomes romantically involved with the doctor, the jealous Lupine wounds Raoul. Joan confesses her part in robbing the church but is forced to marry Lupine as the price. Learning Raoul is alive, Lupine in a jealous rage confesses to killing Petit and is himself killed by the ... +


At the Café du Chat Noir, Joan Billaire, a dancer, attacks Mitzi for schooling her brother, Petit, in picking pockets and is saved from a knifing by Lupine, a thief. Later, Lupine enlists Petit's aid in a robbery, and the boy is accidentally wounded by him. Joan calls on Dr. Raoul de Boise, who informs the police; and when the boy dies, she is prevented from shooting Raoul by the intervention of Father Colomb. As Joan becomes romantically involved with the doctor, the jealous Lupine wounds Raoul. Joan confesses her part in robbing the church but is forced to marry Lupine as the price. Learning Raoul is alive, Lupine in a jealous rage confesses to killing Petit and is himself killed by the gendarmes. +

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