Wall Street (1929)

68 mins | Melodrama | 1 December 1929

Director:

Roy William Neill

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Editor:

Ray Snyder

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Contemporary reviews noted the ironic timing of the release of the film, just a month after the 29 Oct 1929 stock market ... More Less

Contemporary reviews noted the ironic timing of the release of the film, just a month after the 29 Oct 1929 stock market crash. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Dec 1929.
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New York Times
25 Nov 1929
p. 22.
Variety
27 Nov 1929
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP996
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,004 ft.
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,336
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Roller McCray, a former steelworker, becomes a ruthlessly powerful man in the financial world. He crushes his rival, Walter Tabor; and when Roller refuses to relent, Tabor kills himself, leaving Anne, his wife, and a child, Richard. Roller tries to make amends for his actions, and believing she can practice his own philosophy and ruin him, Anne accepts his attentions, while plotting with John Willard, her husband's former partner. A strong friendship develops between Roller and little Richard, resulting in the child's unwittingly divulging financial information that Willard uses to destroy Roller. At a picnic Anne realizes her admiration for Roller and regrets having caused his downfall; ultimately, they are united because of the child's ... +


Roller McCray, a former steelworker, becomes a ruthlessly powerful man in the financial world. He crushes his rival, Walter Tabor; and when Roller refuses to relent, Tabor kills himself, leaving Anne, his wife, and a child, Richard. Roller tries to make amends for his actions, and believing she can practice his own philosophy and ruin him, Anne accepts his attentions, while plotting with John Willard, her husband's former partner. A strong friendship develops between Roller and little Richard, resulting in the child's unwittingly divulging financial information that Willard uses to destroy Roller. At a picnic Anne realizes her admiration for Roller and regrets having caused his downfall; ultimately, they are united because of the child's influence. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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