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Also known as Nachtwelt in Germany and Austria
(1929) British
B&W : 92 minutes
Directed by E.A. Dupont

Cast: Gilda Gray [Mabel Greenfield], Anna May Wong [Shosho], Jameson Thomas [Valentine Wilmot], Cyrill Ritchard (Cyril Ritchard) [Victor Smiles], King Ho Chang (King Hou Chang) [Jim], Hannah Jones [Bessie], Charles Laughton [the disgruntled diner]; Gordon Begg [the coroner], Harry Terry [the man against interracial dancing], Ellen Pollock [a vamp], Charles Paton [the doorman], Debroy Somers and His Orchestra [the Piccadilly Club band], Ray Milland [extra in nightclub], Jack Raine [extra in nightclub]

British International Pictures, Limited, production; distributed by Wardour Films, Limited. / Scenario by Arnold Bennett, from a screen story by Arnold Bennett. Art direction by Alfred Junge. Assistant directors, Ronald Goetz and Edmond T. Gréville. Cinematography by Werner Brandes. Edited by J.N. McConaughty. Music by Harry Gordon. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Dupont’s last silent film. The film was released in the USA by Sono Art-World Wide Pictures on 1 June 1929. The film was released in Japan on 15 January 1930. The film was released in Finland on 8 December 1930. The film has been restored to 109 minutes by the British Film Institute. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Survival status: Prints exist in the National Film and Television Archive of the British Film Institute film archive [color-tinted 35mm restoration positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 7 October 2008.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bohn-Light p. 169; Perry-British pp. 58, 333 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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