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The Trespasser (1929)

The trial and tribulations of a strong-willed woman who elopes and gives birth out of wedlock without telling her ex-husband.

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writer:

Edmund Goulding
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gloria Swanson ... Marion Donnell
Robert Ames ... Jack Merrick
Purnell Pratt ... Hector Ferguson
Henry B. Walthall ... Fuller
Wally Albright ... Jack Merrick (as Wally Albright Jr.)
William Holden William Holden ... John Merrick, Sr.
Blanche Friderici ... Miss Potter - Nurse (as Blanche Frederici)
Kay Hammond ... Catherine 'Flip' Merrick
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Ferguson
Marcelle Corday ... Blanche - the Maid
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A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps her out to ensure the child's welfare, which starts gossip that she is a "kept woman." Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Glorious Gloria in Her First- ALL TALKING Production She Loves! She Flirts! She Teases! (Print ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 18 January 1930) See more »

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Remade in 1937 as That Certain Woman, starring Bette Davis in the Swanson role. See more »

Quotes

Marion Donnell: Mr. Merrick, I married your son because I loved him and thought he loved me. I felt that if he worked on his own for us both it would make a man of him. I put him to the test and he failed me!
Jack Merrick: No Marian!
Marion Donnell: You came here to save your son from a fortune-hunting parasite, well you happen to have saved her instead. Annul the marriage, take him back, I don't want him!
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Alternate Versions

Shot simultaniously in silent and sound versions. See more »

Connections

Remade as That Certain Woman (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You Truly
(uncredited)
Written by Carrie Jacobs Bond
Performed by Gloria Swanson & Robert Ames
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Working girl marries rich husband.
2 April 2003 | by jennyp-2See all my reviews

Gloria Swanson assisted on the screenplay of her first talker along with director Goulding and the result was a huge critical success and audience hit which garnered Swanson an Academy Award nomination. Today, is seems like a silly soaper. Working girl marries rich husband only to have the one-night marriage annulled by her father-in-law. Of course, Swanson is already pregnant, but suffers in silence and raises the child alone. And that's only reel one. Lots more self-sacrifice to come. A fine restoration print by the George Eastman House viewed at Cinefest in Syracuse, NY in March of 2003. Corny enough to be entertaining to some of the crowd.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor que peca See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$725,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Gloria Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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