The Secret Hour


1928

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 4, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard (New York, 24 Nov 1924).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,194ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Tiring of bachelorhood, Tony, an elderly fruit grower, sends a photograph of Joe, his foreman, to capture the heart of an attractive waitress named Amy. She falls in love with the photograph, and Tony is left out in the cold when an automobile accident prevents him from meeting her train and he sends Joe instead. Joe and Amy abandon themselves to their magnetism for each other and secretly marry, regretting their action the next morning. Three months later, able to walk again, Tony is planning to marry Amy. They tell him their secret. Furious at first, Tony orders them from the house; later he relents and forgives them, seeing that it was his fault for substituting Joe's photograph.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 4, 1928
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard (New York, 24 Nov 1924).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,194ft (8 reels)

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Notes

In 1930, M-G-M produced a film based on the same source, entitled A Lady to Love, directed by Victor Seastrom and starring Vilma Banky and Edward G. Robinson, and in 1940, RKO produced They Knew What They Wanted directed by Garson Kanin and starring Carole Lombard and Charles Laughton.