The Actress (1928)

67 mins | Comedy-drama | 28 April 1928

Director:

Sidney Franklin

Cinematographer:

William Daniels

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

A production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World reported that work began on The Actress on 24 Dec 1927.
       Published copyright information indicating that the film has sound has not been verified. Continuity sheets show that the final 145 feet of the film are in Technicolor, but that fact, also, has not been verified. Copyrighted as 8 ... More Less

A production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World reported that work began on The Actress on 24 Dec 1927.
       Published copyright information indicating that the film has sound has not been verified. Continuity sheets show that the final 145 feet of the film are in Technicolor, but that fact, also, has not been verified. Copyrighted as 8 reels. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
7 Jan 1928
p. 43.
Film Daily
15 Jul 1928
p. 8.
Life
26 Jul 1928
p. 26.
New York Times
9 Jul 1928
p. 25.
The Film Spectator
23 Jun 1928
pp. 12-13, 18.
Variety
11 Jul 1928
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Trelawney of the "Wells"
a Comedietta in Four Acts by Arthur Wing Pinero (New York, 1898).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Bridal Night
Release Date:
28 April 1928
Production Date:
began 24 December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 April 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25200
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in feet):
6,998
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Rose Trelawney, a popular actress, marries Arthur Gower, of noble birth, and is brought into his austere household. She leaves when her in-laws insult her theater friends. Still in love with Gower, Rose loses her desire to act and faces poverty. Gower's father, Sir Arthur, attempts to help her by backing a play of hers. Unknown to Rose, Gower plays opposite her. The play is a success, and the family achieves ... +


Rose Trelawney, a popular actress, marries Arthur Gower, of noble birth, and is brought into his austere household. She leaves when her in-laws insult her theater friends. Still in love with Gower, Rose loses her desire to act and faces poverty. Gower's father, Sir Arthur, attempts to help her by backing a play of hers. Unknown to Rose, Gower plays opposite her. The play is a success, and the family achieves harmony. +

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

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