The Faker (1929)

Melodrama | 2 January 1929

Director:

Phil Rosen

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Ted Tetzlaff

Production Designer:

Harrison Wiley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The Faker was 19 Nov ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The Faker was 19 Nov 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
10 Mar 1929.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
2 January 1929
Production Date:
began 19 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 March 1929
Copyright Number:
LP238
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,538
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rita Martin, the partner of a phony spiritualist who uses information supplied by her to gull and astonish the rubes, gets work as private secretary to John Clayton, a wealthy man who has just disinherited his worthless son, Frank, and left his entire fortune to his upright stepson, Bob Williams. At Frank's request, the spiritualist later performs for the elder Clayton a seance during which Rita impersonates the late Mrs. Clayton and arranges for a reconciliation between Frank and his father. Rita falls in love with Bob, however, and, in order to protect Bob's interests against Frank's, exposes the spiritualist as a faker. Frank is disgraced in his father's eyes, and Bob quickly forgives Rita for her past complicity in Frank's ... +


Rita Martin, the partner of a phony spiritualist who uses information supplied by her to gull and astonish the rubes, gets work as private secretary to John Clayton, a wealthy man who has just disinherited his worthless son, Frank, and left his entire fortune to his upright stepson, Bob Williams. At Frank's request, the spiritualist later performs for the elder Clayton a seance during which Rita impersonates the late Mrs. Clayton and arranges for a reconciliation between Frank and his father. Rita falls in love with Bob, however, and, in order to protect Bob's interests against Frank's, exposes the spiritualist as a faker. Frank is disgraced in his father's eyes, and Bob quickly forgives Rita for her past complicity in Frank's schemes. +

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