The Last Warning


1h 27m 1929

Brief Synopsis

A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with the remaining members of the original cast.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 6, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Last Warning ; a Melodrama in Three Acts by Thomas F. Fallon, Wadsworth Camp (New York, c1935) House of Fear .

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,980ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

During a theatrical performance, Woodford, the play's leading man, is murdered. The theater is immediately closed, and suspicion is directed toward both the play's leading lady and the slain actor's understudy. After 5 years, a producer decides to reopen the closed theater by putting on a production of the fatal play, using what is available of the original cast. Rehearsals start, and with them strange happenings (falling scenery and weird voices) seemingly calculated to frighten off the company, Woodford's ghost appears and issues a last, unheeded warning to close the theater. On opening night the stage is suddenly plunged into darkness; when the lights come up, the leading man is nowhere to be found. Finally the guilty parties are disclosed, and the leading lady and the understudy are at last free to find happiness with each other.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 6, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Last Warning ; a Melodrama in Three Acts by Thomas F. Fallon, Wadsworth Camp (New York, c1935) House of Fear .

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,980ft (8 reels)

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Trivia

Sets from Phantom of the Opera, The (1925) used.