The Third Degree

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The Third Degree
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written by Graham Baker (scenario)
Charles Klein (play)
Starring Dolores Costello
Louise Dresser
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • December 1, 1926 (1926-12-01) (U.S.)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Third Degree is a 1926 silent romance film produced and distributed by Warner Brothers and directed by Michael Curtiz, in his first American film, based on the hit 1909 play of the same name written by Charles Klein and starring Helen Ware.[1] It is the first U.S. film made by Curtiz.[2]

A copy of this film is held by The Library of Congress.[3][4][5][6]



  1. ^ The Third Degree, by Charles Klein, as produced on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre, February 1, 1909 – June 1909;
  2. ^ "Michael Curtiz: biography". TCM Archive Materials. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Catalog of holdings, the American Film Institute collection and the United Artists collection at the Library of Congress c.1978
  4. ^ The Third Degree at database
  5. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  6. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Films Survival Catalog: The Third Degree

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