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  Gloria Swanson.
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The Trespasser
(1929) American
B&W : 88 minutes
Directed by Edmund Goulding

Cast: Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, Wally Albright Jr., William Holden, Blanche Frederici, Kay Hammond, Mary Forbes, Marcelle Corday

Gloria Swanson production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Gloria Swanson and Joseph P. Kennedy. Screenplay by Edmund Goulding, Gloria Swanson and Laura Hope Crews. Song “Love, Your Magic Spell is Everywhere” by Edmund Goulding (music) and Elsie Janis (lyrics). Art direction by Stephen Goosson. Costume design by Ann Morgan and Judge Johnson. Dialogue coach, Laura Hope Crews. Cinematography by George Barnes and Gregg Toland. Sound by Earl A. Walcott. Edited by Cyril Gardner. Music by Josiah Zoro. Presented by Joseph P. Kennedy. / Released 5 October 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Swanson’s first sound picture. The film was available in the USA in a silent version. Premiered 1 November 1929 by the Rialto Theatre in New York, New York; the film had previously opened in Buffalo, Indianapolis, Rochester, Omaha, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Des Moines and Detroit. Swanson was nominated for her second Academy Award. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: Print exists in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 10 July 2015.

References: Hudson-Swanson pp. 198, 199, 202; Quirk-Swanson pp. 33, 34, 35, 43, 214-217, 218, 223, 231; Vermilye-Twenties p. 118 : Variety-19291030 p. 31 : Website-GEM.

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