The Phantom in the House


1h 4m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 1, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Trem Carr Productions
Distribution Company
Continental Talking Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Phantom in the House by Andrew Soutar (London, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 4m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,725ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Peggy Milburn, eager to help her husband, Boyd, a struggling inventor, goes to the apartment of Roger Stanwick, a wealthy bachelor, to seek his aid; when he realizes she is offering only her friendship and tries to overpower her, she kills him; and for their child's sake, Boyd takes the blame for the crime, being discovered near the body, and is sentenced to life imprisonment. Meanwhile, his inventions bring wealth to Peggy; and having changed her name and achieved a place in society, she aspires to marry Dorothy to a title, though the girl loves Paul Wallis. Boyd returns after 15 years, is introduced as a family friend, and backs Dorothy in her decision to marry for love, though his wife threatens to expose him. Judge Thompson tells Paul about the girl's father; an argument ensues; and Bill, a prisonmate of Boyd's, kills the judge. Paul is accused of the crime, but Dorothy learns the truth from Boyd, and Bill is caught. Peggy repents and vows to begin again with her husband and daughter.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 1, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Trem Carr Productions
Distribution Company
Continental Talking Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Phantom in the House by Andrew Soutar (London, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 4m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,725ft (6 reels)

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