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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Jun 1929.
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New York Times
17 Aug 1929
p. 5.
Variety
21 Oct 1929
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Fast Life by Samuel Shipman and John B. Hymer (New York, 26 Sep 1928).
SONGS
"Since I Found You," words by Herman Ruby, music by Ray Perkins.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 September 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 August 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP741
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 29 Sep 1929; 6,702 ft.
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,541
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Douglas Stratton and Patricia Mason, secretly married, are preparing for bed when unsuccessful suitor Rodney Hall disturbs them by climbing through the window. A struggle follows; Rodney is killed; and Douglas is sentenced to die in the electric chair. It is revealed that Paul Palmer, son of the governor and nephew of the prison warden, actually killed Rodney and is remaining silent, hoping to marry Patricia when Douglas is out of the way. The warden, protective of his brother's political career, determines to let Douglas die and swears Paul to silence. At the last minute, the warden weakens and orders Douglas' release. Paul commits suicide rather than face his father. Douglas and Pat are ... +


Douglas Stratton and Patricia Mason, secretly married, are preparing for bed when unsuccessful suitor Rodney Hall disturbs them by climbing through the window. A struggle follows; Rodney is killed; and Douglas is sentenced to die in the electric chair. It is revealed that Paul Palmer, son of the governor and nephew of the prison warden, actually killed Rodney and is remaining silent, hoping to marry Patricia when Douglas is out of the way. The warden, protective of his brother's political career, determines to let Douglas die and swears Paul to silence. At the last minute, the warden weakens and orders Douglas' release. Paul commits suicide rather than face his father. Douglas and Pat are reunited. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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