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The Haunted House
(1928) American
B&W : Seven reels / 5755 feet
Directed by Benjamin Christensen

Cast: Larry Kent [Billy], Thelma Todd [nurse], Edmund Breese [Uncle James Herbert], Sidney Bracy (Sidney Bracey) [Tully], Barbara Bedford [Nancy], Chester Conklin [Mr. Rackham], Flora Finch [Mrs. Rackham], William V. Mong [the caretaker], Montagu Love [the mad doctor], Eve Southern [the sleepwalker], John Gough [Jack, the chauffeur]

First National Pictures, Incorporated, production. / Produced by Wid Gunning. Scenario by Richard Bee and Lajos Biró, from the play The Haunted House by Owen Davis. Cinematography by Sol Polito. Intertitles by William Irish (Cornell Woolrich). Edited by Frank Ware. Original music score by Max Bergunker, Gerard Carbonara and Karl Hajos. Presented by Richard A. Rowland. / © 3 October 1928 by First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP25681]. Released 4 November 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version [?] in six reels? (at 5775 feet) in 1928. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 10 November 2009.

References: Edmonds-Todd p. 269; Mottram-Danish p. 111 : Website-AFI.

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