Prisoners


1h 27m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
May 19, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Walter Morosco Productions
Distribution Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Prisoners by Ferenc Molnár (Joseph Szebeyei, trans.; Indianapolis, c1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono (Vitaphone) (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,857ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Riza steals 300 florins from a cafe owner, and Nicholas, a young lawyer, is assigned to defend her in court. Riza has seen Nicholas before and declares her love for him. Nicholas disbelieves her but listens to her story, learning that she stole the money in order to buy finery with which she hoped to attract his attention. Nicholas' fiancée, Lenke, begins to suspect that he is infatuated with Riza and secretly offers to repay the 300 florins to the cafe owner if Riza will leave town. Riza refuses and is sentenced to 8 months in jail. Nicholas recognizes her deep love for him in this sacrificial act and, discovering an equal love in his own heart, determines to marry Riza when she is released from jail.

Film Details

Release Date
May 19, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Walter Morosco Productions
Distribution Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Prisoners by Ferenc Molnár (Joseph Szebeyei, trans.; Indianapolis, c1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono (Vitaphone) (talking sequences), Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,857ft (8 reels)

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