The Heart Thief

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The Heart Thief
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Directed by Nils Olaf Chrisander
Written by Sonya Levien
Leslie Mason
Gladys Unger
Based on"A Rablólovag"
by Lajos Bíró
Starring Joseph Schildkraut
Lya De Putti
Robert Edeson
Cinematography Henry Cronjager
Production
company
Metropolitan Pictures Corporation of California
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • May 2, 1927 (1927-05-02)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Heart Thief is a 1927 American silent romantic drama film directed by Nils Olaf Chrisander and starring Joseph Schildkraut, Lya De Putti, and Robert Edeson. [1]

Silent film film with no synchronized recorded dialogue

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation.

Nils Olaf Chrisander Swedish actor and director

Nils Olaf Chrisander was a Swedish actor and film director in the early part of the twentieth century.

Joseph Schildkraut actor

Joseph Schildkraut was an Austrian-American actor. He won an Oscar for his performance as Captain Alfred Dreyfus in the film The Life of Emile Zola (1937), later he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Otto Frank in the film The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) and a Primetime Emmy for his performance as Rabbi Gottlieb in a 1962 episode of the television series Sam Benedict.

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Cast

Lya De Putti actress

Lya de Putti was a Hungarian film actress during the silent era. She was noted for her portrayals of vamp characters.

Robert Edeson actor

Robert Edeson was an American movie and stage actor of the silent era.

Charles K. Gerrard Irish actor

Charles K. Gerrard, also known as Charles Kavanagh, was an Irish-American motion-picture actor, and the elder brother of actor and film director Douglas Gerrard.

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References

  1. Bock & Bergfelder, p. 83

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