Desert Nights (1929)

72 mins | Melodrama | 9 March 1929

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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Thirst, the film's working title, was 30 Oct 1928.
       The film was reviewed in Motion Picture News under the title Thirst ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for Thirst, the film's working title, was 30 Oct 1928.
       The film was reviewed in Motion Picture News under the title Thirst . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
14 Apr 1929.
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New York Times
6 May 1929
p. 30.
Variety
8 May 1929
p. 34.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Thirst
Release Date:
9 March 1929
Production Date:
began 30 October 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP199
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
7,177
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Posing as Lord and Lady Stonehill, two diamond thieves hold up the main offices of a South African diamond mine and make off with a fortune in uncut stones, taking with them mine manager Hugh Rand as a hostage. The thieves attempt to make an escape across the desert and become lost in the hot and trackless wastes. They release Hugh from his shackles, and he leads them to safety. The girl reforms, and the man is arrested by the authorities. Hugh and "Lady" Diana fall in ... +


Posing as Lord and Lady Stonehill, two diamond thieves hold up the main offices of a South African diamond mine and make off with a fortune in uncut stones, taking with them mine manager Hugh Rand as a hostage. The thieves attempt to make an escape across the desert and become lost in the hot and trackless wastes. They release Hugh from his shackles, and he leads them to safety. The girl reforms, and the man is arrested by the authorities. Hugh and "Lady" Diana fall in love. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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