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According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Sap was 4 Feb 1929.
       A previous adaptation of the William A. Grew play was made as a silent film by Warner Bros. in 1926. Also entitled The Sap , that production was directed by Erle Kenton and starred Kenneth Harlan and Heinie Conklin (See ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for The Sap was 4 Feb 1929.
       A previous adaptation of the William A. Grew play was made as a silent film by Warner Bros. in 1926. Also entitled The Sap , that production was directed by Erle Kenton and starred Kenneth Harlan and Heinie Conklin (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Variety
5 Mar 1929
p. 35.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Sap by William A. Grew (New York, 15 Dec 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 November 1929
Production Date:
began 4 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP773
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,150
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bill Small, a smalltown inventor in South Dakota, is full of impractical ideas, though he is defended by his wife, Betty, against her sister Jane and brother-in-law Ed Mason. When Ed confesses that he has been using the bank's funds for speculation, Bill, acting on a hunch, forces cashier Jim Belden to confess that he has been doing the same thing; but Bill is humiliated when his shoe polish ruins the shoes of banker Sprague. Ed and Jim aid him in appropriating $50,000; just as they are on the verge of being discovered, Bill reports that he has played the market and won, and he returns to his wife a ... +


Bill Small, a smalltown inventor in South Dakota, is full of impractical ideas, though he is defended by his wife, Betty, against her sister Jane and brother-in-law Ed Mason. When Ed confesses that he has been using the bank's funds for speculation, Bill, acting on a hunch, forces cashier Jim Belden to confess that he has been doing the same thing; but Bill is humiliated when his shoe polish ruins the shoes of banker Sprague. Ed and Jim aid him in appropriating $50,000; just as they are on the verge of being discovered, Bill reports that he has played the market and won, and he returns to his wife a hero. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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