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Thru Different Eyes (1929)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Duncan ... Viola
Edmund Lowe ... Harvey Manning
Warner Baxter ... Jack Winfield
Natalie Moorhead ... Frances Thornton
Earle Foxe ... Howard Thornton
Donald Gallaher ... Spencer
Florence Lake ... Myrtle
Sylvia Sidney ... Valerie Briand
Purnell Pratt ... Dist. Atty. Marston
Selmer Jackson ... King (defense attorney)
Dolores Johnson Dolores Johnson ... Anna
Nigel De Brulier ... Maynard
Lola Salvi Lola Salvi ... Maid
Stepin Fetchit ... Janitor
DeWitt Jennings ... Paducah
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Three different versions of the fatal crime were offered at the murder trial- and evidence pointed to three guilty persons- HEAR and SEE them all in this all dialogue trial novelty. DON'T FORGET-YOU HEAR ALL THE DIALOGUE- YOU SEE ALL THE ACTION YOU'RE THRILLED ALL THE TIME. (Print Ad- The Saratogian, ((Saratoga Springs, NY)) 3 August 1929) See more »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1929 (USA) See more »

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Guilty See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (MovieTone)

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1.20 : 1
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The silent version still survives. It's obviously edited from a movie made to be a talkie, and suffers for it. See more »

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I'm Saving All My Loving
Written by William Kernell and Dave Stamper
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Was this movie the forerunner of RASHOMON?
8 July 2006 | by fisherforrestSee all my reviews

In 1929, Fox released a courtroom drama that is very similar in theme and content to RASHOMON, produced 21 years later. Milton Gropper and Edna Sherry are the credited authors of the story, but you won't find them credited in any way in the English credits usually supplied for RASHOMON. Ryunosuke Akutagawa may have known of this story, consciously or subconsciously, when he wrote "In the Grove", the source novel for RASHOMON.

THRU DIFFERENT EYES made a great impression on me when I saw it at the age of nine. I don't recall many details after three quarters of a century, but I remember that three different witnesses gave entirely different testimony relating to a rape and murder, during a court trial. At that age, I saw at least one movie a week (the usual Saturday matinée), and I remember this one while most of the others are completely forgotten. It had a great cast, too. Notice Sylvia Sydney and Warner Baxter in lead roles. Pity, it seems to be among the "lost" films from Hollywood.


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