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Alias Jimmy Valentine
B&W : Eight reels
Directed by Jack Conway
Cast: William Haines, Lionel Barrymore, Tully Marshall, Leila Hyams, Karl Dane, Howard Hickman, Billy Butts, Evelyn Mills
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Screenplay by A.P. Younger, from the play adaptation Alias Jimmy Valentine by Paul Armstrong based on the short story “A Retrieved Reformation” by O. Henry (William Sidney Porter). Continuity by Sara Y. Mason. Intertitles by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). / Released November 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was also released in a silent version. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Review: [Photoplay, April 1929, page 8] The old favorite, revived with William Haines. Good.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 9 November 2010.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0046; AFI-F2 n. F2.0078; Geduld-Birth p. 246; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 196; Sweeney-Coming p. 138 : Website-Lost.