Betrayal (1929)

73 mins | Drama | 11 May 1929

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HISTORY

Some sequences of this film were filmed on location at Lake Tahoe, in the California ... More Less

Some sequences of this film were filmed on location at Lake Tahoe, in the California Sierras. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 May 1929
p. 8.
New York Times
29 Apr 1929
p. 29.
New York Times
6 May 1929
p. 30.
Variety
8 May 1929
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
SONGS
"Under the Weather," music and lyrics by J. S. Zamecnik.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 May 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 4 May 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 May 1929
Copyright Number:
LP365
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,492 ft.
Duration(in mins):
73
Length(in feet):
6,614
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

André Frey, a bohemian artist, woos and wins a rustic Swiss maid, promising to return to her after a visit to the city. The girl, Vroni, finds herself pregnant and is forced by her father to marry Poldi Moser, the mayor of the small Swiss town. Moser and Vroni are happy together, and two sons are born to them. André returns to the village periodically and finally asks Vroni to go away with him. She refuses, and he writes her an angry note. That evening, Vroni and André are involved in a toboggan accident; Vroni is killed outright, and André is fatally injured. Moser finds André's note and goes to him, demanding of the dying man to know which of the boys is in fact André's child. Thinking to protect his own son, André informs Moser that Moser's own son is his (André's) son. Moser swears vengeance on the child but relents when he realizes that he loves both boys ... +


André Frey, a bohemian artist, woos and wins a rustic Swiss maid, promising to return to her after a visit to the city. The girl, Vroni, finds herself pregnant and is forced by her father to marry Poldi Moser, the mayor of the small Swiss town. Moser and Vroni are happy together, and two sons are born to them. André returns to the village periodically and finally asks Vroni to go away with him. She refuses, and he writes her an angry note. That evening, Vroni and André are involved in a toboggan accident; Vroni is killed outright, and André is fatally injured. Moser finds André's note and goes to him, demanding of the dying man to know which of the boys is in fact André's child. Thinking to protect his own son, André informs Moser that Moser's own son is his (André's) son. Moser swears vengeance on the child but relents when he realizes that he loves both boys equally. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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