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The Locked Door
(1929) American
B&W : Eight reels / 6844 feet
Directed by George Fitzmaurice and Earle Browne

Cast: Rod La Rocque [Frank Devereaux], Barbara Stanwyck [Ann Carter], William Boyd [Lawrence Reagan], Betty Bronson [Helen Reagan], Harry Stubbs [the waiter], Harry Mestayer [the district attorney], Mack Swain [the hotel proprietor], ZaSu Pitts [the telephone girl], George Bunny [the valet]; Purnell Pratt [a police officer], Fred Warren [a photographer], Charles Sullivan [a guest], Edgar Dearing [a policeman], Mary Ashcroft [a rum boat girl], Violet Bird [a rum boat girl], Eleanor Fredericks [a rum boat girl], Martha Stewart [a rum boat girl], Virginia McFadden [a rum boat girl], Lita Chevret [a rum boat girl], Leona Leigh [a rum boat girl], Greta von Rue [a rum boat girl], Dorothy Gowan [a rum boat girl], Kay English [a rum boat girl], Edward Dillon

Feature Productions, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Joseph M. Schenck. Screenplay by C. Gardner Sullivan, with dialogue by George Scarborough, from the play The Sign on the Door by Channing Pollock. Dialogue direction by Earle Browne. Cinematography by Ray June. Edited by Hal Kern. Presented by Joseph P. Kennedy. / © 29 October 1929 by Feature Productions, Incorporated [LP801]. Released 16 November 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Stanwyck’s film debut. / Full-sound film.

Drama: Mystery.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.3142.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive; and in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [16mm reduction negative, 16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Communication: Telephones

Listing updated: 4 April 2015.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.3142; Everson-American p. 343; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 31, 33 : Website-Pickford.

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