|The Redeeming Sin|
|Directed by||Howard Bretherton|
|Written by|| Harvey Gates (adaptation)|
Joseph Jackson (titles)
|Story by||L. V. Jefferson|
|Edited by||Thomas Pratt|
|Music by||Louis Silvers (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|February 16, 1929|
|8 reels; 6,921 feet|
(6,145 feet silent version)
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Redeeming Sin (1929) is a crime drama part-talking silent film with Vitaphone music and sound effects. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and stars Dolores Costello. This film is a lost film.
This film is a remake of a 1925 Vitagraph film The Redeeming Sin starring Nazimova.
Glorious Betsy is a 1928 silent film with talking sequences. It is based on the 1908 play of the same name by Rida Johnson Young, and it stars Dolores Costello. It was produced by Warner Bros. and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Adaptation in 1929. The film was directed by Alan Crosland with cinematography by Hal Mohr. A mute print of this film survives in the Library of Congress, and while the copy is missing some of the sound reels, it's unknown whether other copies of the sound have been preserved elsewhere. Vitaphone track survive incomplete at UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Noah's Ark is a 1928 American epic romantic melodramatic disaster film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello and George O'Brien. The story is by Darryl F. Zanuck. The film was released by the Warner Bros. studio. It is representative of the transition from silent movies to "talkies", although it is essentially a hybrid film known as a part-talkie, which used the new Vitaphone sound-on-disc system. Most scenes are silent with a synchronized music score and sound effects, in particular the biblical ones, while some scenes have dialogue.
The Third Degree is a 1926 American silent romance film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz, in his first American film, Starring Dolores Costello, it is based on the hit 1909 play of the same name written by Charles Klein that starred Helen Ware.
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When a Man Loves is a 1927 American silent historical drama film directed by Alan Crosland and produced and distributed by Warner Bros. The picture stars John Barrymore and features Dolores Costello in the frequently filmed story of Abbe Prevost's 1731 novel Manon Lescaut. The UK release title was His Lady.
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Bride of the Storm (1926) is a silent historical adventure made at Warner Brothers, directed by J. Stuart Blackton, and starring Tyrone Power, Sr. and Dolores Costello. Sheldon Lewis plays Tyrone Power's son in this picture even though in real life, Lewis was a year older than Power.
Expensive Women is a 1931 American pre-Code film drama. It was produced by First National Pictures and distributed through their parent company Warner Bros. The film was directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for Warners, which she had been since 1925. She retired to be the wife of John Barrymore and to raise their family. Costello would return to films five years later after a long hiatus and the end of her marriage to Barrymore, but never regained the luster she enjoyed as a Warners star.
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The College Widow is a 1927 American silent comedy film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Archie Mayo. The film is based on the 1904 Broadway play of the same name by George Ade and was previously adapted to film in 1915 with Ethel Clayton. The 1927 silent film version is a starring vehicle for Dolores Costello.
A Million Bid is a lost 1914 silent drama film produced by Vitagraph Company of America, directed by Ralph Ince and starred Anita Stewart. It is based on a stage play Agnes by Gladys Rankin (1874–1914). Later filmed by Vitagraph's successor, Warner Brothers, in 1927 starring Dolores Costello.
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