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On Trial
(1928) American
B&W : Nine reels / 9290 feet
Directed by Archie L. Mayo

Cast: Pauline Frederick [Joan Trask], Bert Lytell [Robert Strickland], Lois Wilson [May Strickland], Holmes Herbert [Gerald Trask], Richard Tucker [the prosecuting attorney], Jason Robards (Sr.) [the defense attorney], Franklin Pangborn [Turnbull], Fred Kelsey [the clerk], Johnny Arthur [Stanley Grover], Vondell Darr [Doris Strickland], Edmund Breese [the judge], Edward Martindel [Doctor Morgan]

Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Robert Lord and Max Pollock, with dialogue by Robert Lord, from the play On Trial by Elmer Rice. Costume design by Earl Luick. Cinematography by Byron Haskins. Intertitles by Robert Lord. / © 21 November 1928 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP25861]. Premiered 14 November 1928 at Warners Theatre in New York, New York. / 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 at 5455 feet on 29 December 1928. / Full-sound film.

Drama.

Survival status: (unknown)

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime: Blackmail, Murder - Death: Murder - Law: Attorneys, Courtrooms, Judges - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 22 April 2008.

References: Drew-Speaking pp. 269, 289; Vermilye-Twenties p. 236 : Website-AFI.

 
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