Skin Deep


1h 4m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 7, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Lucky Damage" by Marc Edmund Jones (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 4m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,964ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Joe Daley is the toughened underworld leader of a downtown mob, but he undergoes a reformation when Sadie, a golddigging showgirl, consents to marry him. Her dismay forces her to team with Joe's crosstown rival, Blackie Culver, in framing Joe for the theft of a hundred grand, which he was actually trying to return to District Attorney John Carlson as evidence of his resolution. Joe is sent up for 5 years but, duped by Sadie's solicitous visits, remains unaware of her complicity, deceit, and continuing adultery. She and Blackie further deceive Joe that the D. A. has designs upon Sadie, and she implores him to escape and avenge her "honor." He does so, avoiding the machine-gunning guards, but crashes on a motorcycle and is discovered by Elsa Langdon, who rescues him and has her plastic surgeon father remake his battered visage. Joe returns to the city unrecognized, still bent upon his revenge, but through his disguise is shown Goldie's treachery. She succumbs to a bullet meant for him, and Joe (with his dog, Mugs) returns to Elsa and her innocent pastoral life, to start anew.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 7, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Lucky Damage" by Marc Edmund Jones (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 4m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,964ft (6 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

This film is believed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

Remake of a 1922 Associated First National release of the same title, q. v.