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Seven Keys to Baldpate
B&W : 72 minutes
Directed by Reginald Barker
Cast: Richard Dix [William Halliwell Magee], Miriam Seegar [Mary Norton], Margaret Livingston [Myra Thornhill], Lucien Littlefield [Thomas Hayden], Joseph Allen (Sr.) [Peters, the hermit], DeWitt Jennings [Mayor Jim Cargan], Nella Walker [Mrs. Irene Rhodes], Carleton Macy [Police Chief Kennedy], Alan Roscoe [Bland], Craufurd Kent (Crauford Kent) [Hal Bentley], Harvey Clark [Elijah Quimby], Edith Yorke [Mrs. Quimby]
Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation [RKO] production; distributed by Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation [RKO]. / Produced by Louis Sarecky. Screenplay by Jane Murfin, from the play adaptation Seven Keys to Baldpate by George M. Cohan of the novel Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers. Cinematography by Edward Cronjager. / Released 25 December 1929. / Photophone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format. RCA Photophone sound-on-film sound system. / Scenes featuring actor Arthur Hoyt as Professor Boyle were cut before the film’s release. The novel was previously filmed as Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925). The novel was subsequently filmed as Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935). / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 22 June 2010.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3940; AFI-F2 nn. F2.4920, F2.4941 : Variety-19291030 p. 23 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: VHS.