Careers (1929)

92 mins | Melodrama | 2 June 1929

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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Careers was 11 Feb ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 9 Mar 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Careers was 11 Feb 1929. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
9 Mar 1929
p. 41.
Film Daily
26 May 1929.
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New York Times
10 Jun 1929
p. 23.
Variety
12 Jun 1929
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Karriere , by Alfred Schirokauer and Paul Rosenhayn (Berlin, 1924).
SONGS
"I Love You, I Hate You," words by Al Bryan, music by George W. Meyer.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 June 1929
Production Date:
began 11 February 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
5 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP510
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking and singing seq by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 14 Jul 1929; 6,357 ft.
Duration(in mins):
92
Length(in feet):
8,435
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Angry at not having received the promotion he thinks he deserves, Victor Gromaire, a young French magistrate in Cochin-China, plans a trip to the capital to complain to the governor of the French colony, bypassing his immediate superior, the president. Carouge, a prominent Paris attorney, enlightens Hélène, Victor's wife, that it is because she is too proper that her husband is still a minor official. She consequently calls on the president, inadvertently disclosing her husband's plan; frantic at having endangered her husband's position, Hélène consents to do anything the president wishes if he refrains from calling the governor. Just as he is about to seduce her, a native musician, hiding in the room, is discovered and kills the president, while Hélène protects herself by wounding him. The musician, however, accuses her of the murder; Victor establishes her innocence and, realizing the quality of Hélène's love, promises to start a new career in ... +


Angry at not having received the promotion he thinks he deserves, Victor Gromaire, a young French magistrate in Cochin-China, plans a trip to the capital to complain to the governor of the French colony, bypassing his immediate superior, the president. Carouge, a prominent Paris attorney, enlightens Hélène, Victor's wife, that it is because she is too proper that her husband is still a minor official. She consequently calls on the president, inadvertently disclosing her husband's plan; frantic at having endangered her husband's position, Hélène consents to do anything the president wishes if he refrains from calling the governor. Just as he is about to seduce her, a native musician, hiding in the room, is discovered and kills the president, while Hélène protects herself by wounding him. The musician, however, accuses her of the murder; Victor establishes her innocence and, realizing the quality of Hélène's love, promises to start a new career in Paris. +

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

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