The Actress (1928 film)

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The Actress
The Actress 1928 lobby poster.jpg
1928 lobby poster
Directed by Sidney Franklin
Produced by Louis B. Mayer
Irving Thalberg
Written by Albert Lewin
Richard Schayer
Joseph Farnham (intertitles)
Based on Trelawny of the 'Wells' 
by Arthur Wing Pinero
Starring Norma Shearer
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • April 28, 1928 (1928-04-28) (United States)
Running time 70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Actress is a 1928 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was directed by Sidney Franklin and starred Norma Shearer.

This film is based on the 1898 play Trelawny of the 'Wells' by Arthur Wing Pinero that had first premiered on Broadway in 1898 starring Mary Mannering, which was revived by Ethel Barrymore in 1911, Laurette Taylor in 1925, and at the time this film was produced (1927) by Helen Gahagan.[1] The story is only distantly related to the 1953 Jean Simmons film The Actress which was updated by actress Ruth Gordon. The play was first brought to the screen as a British made silent film Trelawny of the Wells in 1916.

This film is one of many lost MGM films from the 1920s.[2]

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