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~Prisoners~
1929
~Ian Keith & Corinne Griffith~
~155-26X: Ian Keith & Corinne Griffith~
~155-29: Corinne Griffth, Ian Keith & Bela Lugosi~
~Plot Synopsis~
Riza steals 300 florins from a cafe owner, and Nicholas, a young lawyer, is assigned to defend her in
court. Riza has seen Nicholas before and declares her love for him. Nicholas disbelieves her but
listens to her story, learning that she stole the money in order to buy finery with which she hoped
to attract his attention. Nicholas' fiancée, Lenke, begins to suspect that he is infatuated with Riza
and secretly offers to repay the 300 florins to the cafe owner if Riza will leave town. Riza refuses
and is sentenced to 8 months in jail. Nicholas recognizes her deep love for him in this sacrificial act
and, discovering an equal love in his own heart, determines to marry Riza when she is released
from jail.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: William A. Seiter

Written by:
Forrest Halsey
Paul Perez - titles

Based on the novel Prisoners by Ferenc Molnár (Joseph Szebeyei, trans.;
Indianapolis, c1925).
~Cast~

Corinne Griffith ...Riza Riga
Ian Keith ...Nicholas Cathy
Otto Matieson ...Sebfi
Baron Hesse ...Kore
Julanne Johnston ...Lenke
Anne Schaefer ...Aunt Maria
Bela Lugosi ...Brottos, Nightclub Owner
Charles Clary ...Warden Rimmer
Jean Laverty
James Ford ...Kessler
Harry Northrup ...Prosecuting Attorney
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Walter Morosco Productions

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Producer: Walter Morosco
Cinematography by: Lee Garmes
Film Editing by: LeRoy Stone
Presenter: Richard A. Rowland

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 87 Minutes
Released: May 19, 1929
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