That Certain Thing

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This article is about a silent film. For the Snowy White album, see That Certain Thing (album).
That Certain Thing
lobby poster
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Harry Cohn
Frank Capra
Written by Frank Capra
Elmer Harris
Starring Viola Dana
Ralph Graves
Burr McIntosh
Aggie Herring
Cinematography Joseph Walker
Edited by Arthur Roberts
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • January 1, 1928 (1928-01-01)
Running time
69 minutes
Country United States

That Certain Thing is a 1928 silent film comedy directed by Frank Capra. It was Capra's first film for Harry Cohn's Columbia Pictures.[1]


Molly Kelly (Viola Dana) intends to marry a millionaire. When she meets Andy Charles, Jr. (Ralph Graves), heir to a restaurant fortune, she sees her chance and marries him. Upon discovering the marriage, Andy's father (Burr McIntosh) becomes irate and disinherits his son. Andy attempts life as a ditch-digger to support his wife, but the results are not what he had hoped for.


Preservation status[edit]


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..That Certain Thing
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) p.181 c.1978 the American Film Institute
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..That Certain Thing

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