The First Year

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The First Year
Poster of the movie "The First Year".jpg
Swedish poster
Directed by William K. Howard
Written by Frank Craven (play)
Lynn Starling
Starring Janet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Edited by Jack Murray
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s)
  • July 31, 1932 (1932-07-31)
Running time 80 min.
Country United States
Language English

The First Year was a 1920 play that originally ran on Broadway at the Little Theatre. The play was written by Frank Craven and produced by John Golden. It closed in 1922 after 760 performances.

In 1932, a film adapted from the Craven play was written by Lynn Starling. The film starred Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, and was directed by William K. Howard.

Gaynor and Farrell made almost a dozen films together, including Frank Borzage's classics Seventh Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), and Lucky Star (1929); Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress for the first two and F. W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927).

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