|The Sacred Flame|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Written by|| Harvey F. Thew |
De Leon Anthony
|Based on||The Sacred Flame by Somerset Maugham|
|Starring|| Pauline Frederick |
|Cinematography||James Van Trees|
|Edited by||James Gibbon|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|November 24, 1929|
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