Trent’s Last Case
B&W : Six reels / 5834 feet
Directed by Howard Hawks
Cast: Raymond Griffith [Philip Trent], Donald Crisp [Sigsbee Manderson], Raymond Hatton [Joshua Cupples], Marceline Day [Evelyn Manderson], Lawrence Gray [Jack Marlowe], Nicholas Soussanin [Martin], Anita Garvin [Ottilie Dunois], Ed Kennedy [?] (Edgar Kennedy)? [Inspector Murch]
Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Scott Darling, from the adaptation by Beulah Marie Dix of the novel Trent’s Last Case (also known as The Woman in Black) by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Production supervision, Bertram Millhauser. Assistant director, E.D. Leshin. Cinematography by Harold Rosson. Intertitles by Malcolm S. Boylan. Presented by William Fox. / © 30 March 1929 by Fox Film Corporation [LP256]. Released 31 March 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version in six reels (at 5809 feet) by Fox Film Corporation in 1929. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Characters: Philip Trent - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 19 April 2010.
References: Everson-Detective p. 51; Maltin-Guide p. 1334; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy p. 435; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 393 : ClasIm-301 p. 47 : Website-AFI.