1929. USA. Jean De Limur, Monta Bell. 65 min.
Friday, September 19, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1929. USA. Directed by Jean De Limur, Monta Bell. Based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham. With Jeanne Eagels, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall. The Bette Davis-William Wyler remake of 1940 may be better cinema, but Jeanne Eagels's Oscar-nominated performance in this version—the first talking feature made in New York—remains electrifying. Courtesy The Library of Congress. 65 min.
In the Film exhibition Hollywood on the Hudson: Filmmaking in New York, 1920–39
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