Seven Faces (1929)

78 mins | Drama | 1 December 1929

Director:

Berthold Viertel

Writer:

Cinematographers:

Al Brick, Joseph August

Editor:

Edwin Robbins

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
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Film Daily
17 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
16 Nov 1929
p. 25.
Variety
20 Nov 1929
p. 12.
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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Dial dir
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WRITERS
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "A Friend of Napoleon" by Richard Connell in The Saturday Evening Post (30 Jun 1923).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1929
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 15 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP849
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
7,750
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

At a waxworks in Paris, youthful lovers Georges, an attorney, and Hélène meet secretly; but Hélène's father, Judge Berthelot, discovers their love and sends Hélène away. When the museum changes ownership and the wax figures are auctioned, Papa Chibou, the caretaker, not having the money to buy the effigy of Napoleon, tries to steal it but is arrested and brought to trial; when Hélène learns of his predicament, she seeks his advice; he then dreams that his various beloved figures come to life, and he questions them about love. Facing her father in court, Hélène and Georges plead successfully for Papa Chibou, causing sentence to be suspended and enough money to be raised to permit him to buy the effigy; and as a result the judge is reconciled to the union of the young ... +


At a waxworks in Paris, youthful lovers Georges, an attorney, and Hélène meet secretly; but Hélène's father, Judge Berthelot, discovers their love and sends Hélène away. When the museum changes ownership and the wax figures are auctioned, Papa Chibou, the caretaker, not having the money to buy the effigy of Napoleon, tries to steal it but is arrested and brought to trial; when Hélène learns of his predicament, she seeks his advice; he then dreams that his various beloved figures come to life, and he questions them about love. Facing her father in court, Hélène and Georges plead successfully for Papa Chibou, causing sentence to be suspended and enough money to be raised to permit him to buy the effigy; and as a result the judge is reconciled to the union of the young lovers. +

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