Guilty? (1930)

87 mins | Melodrama | 3 March 1930

Director:

George B. Seitz

Writer:

Dorothy Howell

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Ted Tetzlaff

Editor:

Leon Barsha

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The title of Dorothy Howell's original story was Black Sheep ... More Less

The title of Dorothy Howell's original story was Black Sheep . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Apr 1930.
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New York Times
7 Apr 1930
p.1.
Variety
9 Apr 1930
p. 30.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Sd mixing eng
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 March 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 March 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1134
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
87
Length(in feet):
6,371
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
Chinese
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Senator Daniel Polk is sentenced to prison for bribery on circumstantial evidence, and as a result his daughter, Carolyn, is ostracized by the young set. Later, she attracts the attention of Bob Lee, son of the judge who convicted Polk, and they fall in love. Polk is released on parole, and Bob and Carolyn become engaged. Judge Lee, now a senator, and Polk quarrel bitterly over the engagement, and Lee threatens to report him unless Carolyn refuses to marry his son; she agrees to do so. Realizing the unhappiness he has caused his daughter, Polk commits suicide with an insecticide purchased by Bob for his daughter; and though the evidence is circumstantial, Bob is convicted on a murder charge. But Carolyn finds her father's confession in a Bible at the last minute and saves the boy from ... +


Senator Daniel Polk is sentenced to prison for bribery on circumstantial evidence, and as a result his daughter, Carolyn, is ostracized by the young set. Later, she attracts the attention of Bob Lee, son of the judge who convicted Polk, and they fall in love. Polk is released on parole, and Bob and Carolyn become engaged. Judge Lee, now a senator, and Polk quarrel bitterly over the engagement, and Lee threatens to report him unless Carolyn refuses to marry his son; she agrees to do so. Realizing the unhappiness he has caused his daughter, Polk commits suicide with an insecticide purchased by Bob for his daughter; and though the evidence is circumstantial, Bob is convicted on a murder charge. But Carolyn finds her father's confession in a Bible at the last minute and saves the boy from execution. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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