||Dolores Costello (left).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Third Degree
B&W : Eight reels / 7647 feet
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Cast: Dolores Costello [Annie Daly], Louise Dresser [Alicia Daly], Rockliffe Fellowes [Underwood], Jason Robards [Howard Jeffries, Jr.], Kate Price [Mrs. Chubb], Tom Santschi [‘Daredevil Daly’], Harry Todd [Mr. Chubb], Mary Louise Miller [Annie, as a baby], Michael Vavitch [Clinton, the chief of detectives], David Torrence [Howard Jeffries, Sr.], Fred Kelsey [the assistant chief of detectives]
Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Graham Baker, from the play The Third Degree by Charles Klein. Assistant director, Henry Blanke. Cinematography by Hal Mohr. Assistant cameraman, Edward Ulman. Edited by Clarence Kolster. / © 25 December 1926 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP23505]. Released 25 December 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Curtiz’s first American film. The play was previously filmed as The Third Degree (1919).
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives
Listing updated: 8 February 2011.
References: Aylesworth-Warner p. ?; Everson-American p. 331; Higashi-Virgins p. ? : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Pete Jones.