Trent's Last Case (1929 film)

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Trent's Last Case
Directed by Howard Hawks
Produced by William Fox
Written by E. C. Bentley (novel)
W. Scott Darling (adaptation)
Malcolm Stuart Boylan (titles)
Starring Raymond Griffith
Marceline Day
Raymond Hatton
Donald Crisp
Lawrence Gray
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 31, 1929 (1929-03-31) (U.S.)
Running time
66 min.
Country United States
Language English

Trent's Last Case (1929) is an American Pre-Code detective film, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Raymond Griffith, Marceline Day, Raymond Hatton, and Donald Crisp. It was released by Fox Film Corporation. The film was released in a silent version and a sound version, with the sound version having talking sequences, a synchronized music score, and sound effects.[1]

The film is based on the novel Trent's Last Case by British writer E. C. Bentley. A previous version starring Clive Brook was filmed in the UK in 1920 and released by Stoll Film Company.


A leading financier is found dead at his home, leading amateur detective Philip Trent to investigate the case.


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According to Silent Era, a print exists.[2]

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