1929. USA. Edmond Goulding. 90 min.
Introduced by Cari Beauchamp
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 8:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1929. USA. Written and directed by Edmond Goulding. Produced by Joseph P. Kennedy. Cinematography by George Barnes, Gregg Toland. With Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Henry B. Walthall. In Swanson's first sound film, she plays a stenographer who dares to rise above class barriers, becomes a single mother, and suffers the indignities of economic hardship. The film is an early "weepie," a genre of melodrama that would be perfected in succeeding years by the likes of Joan Crawford, Irene Dunne, and Barbara Stanwyck. Preservation of The Trespasser was funded by the American Film Institute and the Film Foundation. 90 min.