Wall Street (1929 film)
|Directed by||Roy William Neill|
|Produced by||Harry Cohn|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Wall Street is an American Pre-Code drama film released on December 1, 1929 and was produced by Harry Cohn, directed by Roy William Neill, and starred Ralph Ince, Aileen Pringle, Sam De Grasse, Philip Strange, and Freddie Burke Frederick.
A very topical early talkie from low-budget company Columbia Pictures, Wall Street starred Ralph Ince, brother of producer Thomas H. Ince, as Roller McCray, a steelworker turned ruthless tycoon whose tough business methods leads a rival (Philip Strange) to commit suicide. The widow (Aileen Pringle), believing she can ruin Ince by using his own methods, conspires with her husband's former partner (Sam De Grasse), but a strong friendship between Ince and Pringle's young son (Freddie Burke Frederick) changes things dramatically. According to future Three Stooges director Edward Bernds, who worked as a sound mixer on Wall Street, Ince's reaction to his rival's suicidal jump from a window ledge was changed from a sneering "I didn't think he had the guts" to the more respectful "I didn't think he'd do it" due to derisive laughter from the film's crew.
- Ralph Ince - Roller McCray
- Aileen Pringle - Ann Tabor
- Philip Strange - Walter Tabor
- Sam De Grasse - John Willard
- Ernest Hilliard - Savage
- James Finlayson - Andy
- George MacFarlane - Ed Foster
- Fred Graham - Baring
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