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Gloria Swanson

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The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.
She also produced her own films, including Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s when she moved into theater, and later television.

Purnell Pratt

The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.
The Trespasser (1929) - Hector Ferguson

Robert Ames (actor)

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The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.
He co-starred in several early talkies, including The Trespasser (1929) with Gloria Swanson, A Lady to Love (1930) with Vilma Bánky and Edward G. Robinson, and the 1930 version of Holiday, opposite Ann Harding in the role later taken by Cary Grant in the better-remembered 1938 remake.

Wally Albright

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The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.
The Trespasser (1929) - Jack Merrick

Edmund Goulding

The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.

That Certain Woman

Goulding remade the film as That Certain Woman (1937) with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda.
It is a remake of Goulding's 1929 film The Trespasser, Gloria Swanson's first sound film.

Henry B. Walthall

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The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.

Sadie Thompson

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The Trespasser was an important film for Swanson, following the disastrous Queen Kelly (1929) and the hit Sadie Thompson (1928).
In fact, it was one of her last financially successful films, along with the talkies The Trespasser and Sunset Blvd.

Blanche Friderici

Blanche Friderici as Miss Potter (as Blanche Frederici)
The Trespasser (1929) - Miss Potter - Nurse

Elsie Janis

She and director Edmund Goulding wrote the song "Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere" for Gloria Swanson for her talkie debut film The Trespasser (1929).

Marcelle Corday

Marcelle Corday as Blanche
The Trespasser (1929)

Gregg Toland

Lt. Gregg Toland
The Trespasser (1929) co-cinematographer

Pre-Code Hollywood

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The Trespasser is a 1929 American pre-Code film directed and written by Edmund Goulding and starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright.

United Artists

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The film was released by United Artists in both silent and talkie versions.

Silent film

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The film was released by United Artists in both silent and talkie versions.

Sound film

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The film was released by United Artists in both silent and talkie versions. The film earned an Academy Award nomination for (Gloria Swanson) in her talkie debut.

Academy Awards

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The film earned an Academy Award nomination for (Gloria Swanson) in her talkie debut.

Remake

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Goulding remade the film as That Certain Woman (1937) with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda.

Bette Davis

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Goulding remade the film as That Certain Woman (1937) with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda.

Henry Fonda

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Goulding remade the film as That Certain Woman (1937) with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda.

George Eastman Museum

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George Eastman House preserved the film with the help of the American Film Institute and The Film Foundation.

American Film Institute

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George Eastman House preserved the film with the help of the American Film Institute and The Film Foundation.