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Kitty (1929)

A shopgirl loves a paralysed amnesiac and kidnaps him from his interfering mother.


Victor Saville


Warwick Deeping (novel), Violet E. Powell (screenplay)


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Complete credited cast:
Estelle Brody Estelle Brody ... Kitty Greenwood
John Stuart ... Alex St. George
Dorothy Cumming ... Mrs. St. George
Marie Ault ... Sarah Greenwood
Winter Hall ... John Furnival
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Leaper
Charles O'Shaughnessy Charles O'Shaughnessy ... Reuben
Elwood Fleet Bostwick Elwood Fleet Bostwick ... Dr. Dazely
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A shopgirl loves a paralysed amnesiac and kidnaps him from his interfering mother.

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You'll love this plucky girl who fought the world for HER MAN because she loved him-Just as you would fight for YOUR MAN, if he needed you. (Print Ad-Free Lance-Star, ((Fredericksburg, Va.)) 22 July 1929) See more »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

15 June 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cigaretpigen See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs


(New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first talking picture made in Great Britain. The first half of the film was silent. See more »


Featured in Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: End of an Era (1995) See more »

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A Goat Gland
20 March 2009 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

They called silent pictures with talking sequences added on "Goat Glands".I think that this was a reference to the current obsession with the rejuvenating remedy for keeping young.The item in the Trivia section says that this was the first talkie made in the UK.This is not quite correct.The fact is that the cast and director went to New York to film the talking sequences,which comprise the final half hour,as sound equipment had not yet been installed at Elstree.It is generally acknowledged that "Blackmail" is the first "all talking" film made in the UK. It is curious that BIP went in for these strange hybrids for a short time.Other examples being The Informer and Flying Scotsman where the first half was silent with titles and then suddenly half way through the film bursts into sound. The film itself is typical silent melodrama.All about a well to do officer marrying a shopgirl and being separated by loss of memory,war wounds and a calculating mother.It is all fairly predictable.As the credits tell us it was"Personally directed by Victor Saville" soon to make his name on the Jessie Matthews musicals.

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