Monday, July 28, 2014

Let's All Go To The Movies - Once a Sinner

Occasionally the search for old photographs finds your LOST GALLERY curator in the darkest corner of a junk shop, elbow deep in a hat-box of ephemera. It's rare, but occasionally we see a familiar face ...

Recognize that guy on the right?

Movie Still Shot

Movie Still Shot

Well, it's Joel McCrae. He's on the left in this still.

These scenes are from a 1931 movie called "Once A Sinner" and starred along with Joel McCrea, Dorothy Mackaill, John Halliday and C. Henry Gordon. It is called a "domestic drama" by one film review.

Joel McCrea plays Tommy Mason, an inventive fellow who is working on a device to transmit sound and pictures over the telephone. Pretty fanciful, huh? Remember, this is 1931.

The actual story is rather convoluted but there is a SYNOPSIS HERE if you are that interested.

Movie Still Shot

Movie Still Shot

A print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives.

There is also a British film by that title starring Patricia Kirkwood and Jack Watling. It was made in 1950 or 1952 depending on which review you are reading. It's another story entirely.

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