The Actress


1928

Brief Synopsis

A theatrical troupe from the west end of London loses its leading lady (Rose Trelawny) when she goes off to marry a rich young man from the other side of town (Arthur Gower). The rest of the play deals with the budding romance and trials and tribulations of their love, as well as the changing face of late-19th-century theatre.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 28, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Trelawney of the "Wells"; a Comedietta in Four Acts by Arthur Wing Pinero (New York, 1898).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,998ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Rose Trelawney, a popular actress, marries Arthur Gower, of noble birth, and is brought into his austere household. She leaves when her in-laws insult her theater friends. Still in love with Gower, Rose loses her desire to act and faces poverty. Gower's father, Sir Arthur, attempts to help her by backing a play of hers. Unknown to Rose, Gower plays opposite her. The play is a success, and the family achieves harmony.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 28, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Trelawney of the "Wells"; a Comedietta in Four Acts by Arthur Wing Pinero (New York, 1898).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,998ft (7 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

Published copyright information indicating that the film has sound has not been verified. Continuity sheets show that the final 145 feet of the film are in Technicolor, but that fact, also, has not been verified. Copyrighted as 8 reels.