A Man's Past


1927

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 25, 1927
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Oct 1927
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Diploma by Emerich Foeldes (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,916 or 6,135ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Imprisoned at the French garrison on the Isle of St. Noir for putting to death a patient suffering from an incurable illness, Dr. Paul La Roche escapes to the mainland, where he meets Dr. Henry Fontaine, his boyhood friend, and Fontaine's beautiful sister, Yvonne. As Fontaine is going blind, La Roche performs several operations for him, attracting the attention of Dr. Renaud, in Algiers, who offers him a position. La Roche, practicing as Fontaine, reveals his love for Yvonne during an excursion to a Bedouin camp. Then, Lieutenant Destin, from the prison, arrives and threatens La Roche with exposure unless he surrenders the hand of Yvonne; during a chess game with Dr. Fontaine, the doctor calls Destin's hand and shoots him. La Roche saves him with an operation and as a result is granted a full pardon.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 25, 1927
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Oct 1927
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Diploma by Emerich Foeldes (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,916 or 6,135ft (6 reels)

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