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Also known as Parasites in the United Kingdom
B&W : Nine reels / 7642 feet
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Cast: Richard Barthelmess [David Carroll], Alice Day [Allie Parker], Lucien Littlefield [Pa Parker], Katherine Clare Ward [Ma Parker], Tom Dugan [Charlie Parker], Margaret Fielding [Clara], Lila Lee [Dot]
Distributed by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Bradley King + [Gene Towne], from an adaptation by Bradley King of the novel Drag: A Comedy by William Dudley Pelley. Art direction by John Hughes. Songs “My Song of the Nile” and “I’m Too Young to Be Careful” by Al Bryan and George W. Meyer. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Music by Al Bryan and George W. Meyer. Edited by Edward Schroeder. Presented by Richard A. Rowland. / © 10 August 1929 by [?] First National Pictures, Incorporated? [LP585]. Released 21 July 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version (at 5633 feet) by First National Pictures, Incorporated, on 11 August 1929. / Full-sound film.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.1432.
Survival Status: Print exists.
Keywords: Boarding houses - Families: In-laws - France: Paris - Newspapers - Playwrights - Publishers - USA: New York: New York - USA: Vermont
Listing updated: 2 November 2009.
References: AFI-F2 n. F2.1432; Katchmer-Eighty p. 23; Vermilye-Twenties p. 235.