Synthetic Sin (1929)

78 or 75 mins | Comedy | 6 January 1929

Director:

William A. Seiter

Cinematographer:

Sid Hickox

Production Designer:

Max Parker

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The 6 Oct 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, issued on 30 Sep 1928, announced that Synthetic Sin began the previous ... More Less

The 6 Oct 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, issued on 30 Sep 1928, announced that Synthetic Sin began the previous week. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
6 Oct 1928
p. 43.
Film Daily
13 Jan 1929.
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New York Times
7 Jan 1929
p. 36.
Variety
9 Jan 1929
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
COSTUMES
Cost
DANCE
Choreog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Synthetic Sin by Frederick Hatton and Fanny Hatton (New York, 10 Oct 1927).
SONGS
"Betty," words by Harold Christy, music by Nathaniel Shilkret.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 January 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 5 January 1929
Production Date:
began late September 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
11 December 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25913
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Music score by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also a silent version; 6,724 ft.
Duration(in mins):
78 or 75
Length(in feet):
7,035
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Donald Anthony, foremost playwright of the United States, returns to his home in Magnolia Gap, Virginia, and proposes to Betty Fairfax, a pretty and talented local girl. She accepts and makes him promise to give her the lead in his next play. The play flops, and Donald tells her that she is too unsophisticated for the role. Betty then decides to remain in New York and be wicked. She moves into an apartment next to four gangsters; Donald comes to visit, and they throw him out. There is a gunfight, and a gangster is killed. In the excitement Donald rescues Betty, after which they are all arrested in a police raid. Betty retires from the stage and devotes herself to ... +


Donald Anthony, foremost playwright of the United States, returns to his home in Magnolia Gap, Virginia, and proposes to Betty Fairfax, a pretty and talented local girl. She accepts and makes him promise to give her the lead in his next play. The play flops, and Donald tells her that she is too unsophisticated for the role. Betty then decides to remain in New York and be wicked. She moves into an apartment next to four gangsters; Donald comes to visit, and they throw him out. There is a gunfight, and a gangster is killed. In the excitement Donald rescues Betty, after which they are all arrested in a police raid. Betty retires from the stage and devotes herself to Donald. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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