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  William Haines and Marion Davies.
Photograph: Photofest; courtesy The San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
Show People
(1928) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7558 feet
Directed by King Vidor

Cast: Marion Davies [Peggy Pepper], William Haines [Billy Boone], Dell Henderson [Colonel Marmaduke Oldfish Pepper], Paul Ralli [Andre Telefair], Polly Moran [Peggy’s maid], Tenen Holtz [the casting director], Harry Gribbon [the comedy director], Sidney Bracey [the dramatic director], Albert Conti [the producer], Ray Cooke [the director’s assistant], Rolfe Sedan [the portrait photographer], Coy Watson (Jr.) [the messenger boy], Renée Adorée [herself], George K. Arthur [himself], Charles Chaplin [himself], Lew Cody [himself], Harry Crocker [himself], Karl Dane [himself], Douglas Fairbanks [himself], John Gilbert [himself], Elinor Glyn [herself], William S. Hart [himself], Leatrice Joy [herself], Rod La Rocque [himself], Robert Z. Leonard [himself], Mae Murray [herself], Louella Parsons [herself], Aileen Pringle [herself], Dorothy Sebastian [herself], Norma Talmadge [herself], Estelle Taylor [herself], King Vidor [himself], Claire Windsor [herself], John Arnold, Gordon Avil, Bess Flowers, Red Golden, Kalla Pasha

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Irving Thalberg. Scenario by Agnes Christine Johnston and Laurence Stallings, from a screen story by Wanda Tuchock. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Henriette Frazier. Assistant director, Will Sheldon. Cinematography by John Arnold. Camera assistant, Gordon Avil. Intertitles by Ralph Spence. Edited by Hugh Wynn. / Released 11 November 1928. / [?] Movietone 35mm spheircal 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / MGM production number 360. MGM release number 935. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


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

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Actors: Motion picture - Authors: Elinor Glyn (1864-1943) - Synchronized sound film - USA: California: Hollywood

Listing updated: 4 August 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Cowie-Swedish-2 p. 17; Dardis-Keaton p. 160; Davies-Times pp. 229, 246; Dowd-Vidor pp. v, 6, 43, 48, 88-97, 150h, 167, 279, 289; Drew-Speaking p. 48; Everson-American p. 206; Higashi-Virgins pp. 103, 104; Kerr-Silent p. 290; Limbacher-Feature p. 222; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 59; Sinyard-Silent pp. 51, 178; Vermilye-Twenties p. 66; Weaver-Twenty pp. 28, 143 : ClasIm-278 pp. 42-43 : Website-IMDb.

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