The Sawdust Paradise

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The Sawdust Paradise
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Directed by Luther Reed
Screenplay byJulian Johnson
Louise Long
George Manker Watters
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Starring Esther Ralston
Reed Howes
Hobart Bosworth
Tom Maguire
George B. French
Alan Roscoe
Mary Alden
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Otho Lovering
Music by Gerard Carbonara
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1928 (1928-09-01)
Running time
62 minutes; 7 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Sawdust Paradise is a lost [1] [2] 1928 American silent drama film directed by Luther Reed and written by Julian Johnson, Louise Long, and George Manker Watters. The film stars Esther Ralston, Reed Howes, Hobart Bosworth, Tom Maguire, George B. French, Alan Roscoe and Mary Alden. The film was released on September 1, 1928, by Paramount Pictures. [3] [4]



A showgirl in a crooked carnival attraction becomes the enthusiastic aide of an elderly evangelist. [5]


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