The Sacred Flame


1h 5m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 24, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Sacred Flame by W. Somerset Maugham (New York, 19 Nov 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,051ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

On the same day that Col. Maurice Taylor of the Royal Flying Corps is married to Stella Elburn, his back is injured in an airplane accident, rendering him an invalid. Three years later, after he has clung to life out of devotion to his wife, his younger brother, Colin, returns from South America and at Maurice's request takes Stella out, resulting in their gradually falling in love. When Maurice dies, Nurse Wayland accuses Colin of murdering him with an overdose of sleeping powder; but Mrs. Taylor, who realized that Stella planned to elope, confesses that she administered the fatal overdose so that her son would never know that his wife left him.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 24, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Sacred Flame by W. Somerset Maugham (New York, 19 Nov 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,051ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

In 1930, this film was remade in Spanish and German-language versions-see entry for La llama sagrada.