~The Music Master~
1927
~Neil Hamilton~
~Alec B. Francis~
~Plot Synopsis~
The Music Master was based on the barnstorming David Belasco-David Warfield play of the same name.
Alec B. Francis assumes the old Warfield role as Anton Von Barwig, an elderly musician eking out a
meager existence in a Bohemian artists' colony. Years earlier, a cad had run off with Von Barwig's wife
and destroyed his happy home. Before the inevitable "reunion" with the man who ruined his life, the old
man contents himself by living vicariously through the successes of his prize pupils. Critics in 1927
complained that many of the dramatic highlights of the original play were treated in an offhand fashion,
but director Allan Dwan was merely trying to make the property more cinematic by removing its
marathon dialogue passages (which wouldn't have worked as well in a silent picture, anyway). Featured
in the cast in a peripheral role was Helen Chandler, later the enigmatic leading lady of such talkies as
Dracula and The Last Flight.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Allan Dwan

Written by:
Philip Klein - adaptation

Based on the play by David Belasco.
~Cast~

Alec B. Francis ...  Anton von Barwig
Lois Moran ...  Helene Stanton
Neil Hamilton ...  Beverly Cruger
Norman Trevor ...  Andrew Cruger
Charles Lane ...  Richard Stanton
William T. Tilden ...  Joles
Helen Chandler ...  Jenny
Marcia Harris ...  Miss Husted
Kathleen Kerrigan ...  Mrs. Andrew Cruger
Howard Cull ...  August Poons
Armand Cortes ...  Pinac (as Armand Cortez)
Leo Feodoroff ...  Fico
Carrie Scott ...  Mrs. Mangeborn
Dore Davidson ...  Pawnbroker
Walter Catlett ...  Medicine Show Barker
Anita Louise  (as Anita Fremault)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: William Miller & George Webber
Art Direction by: Sam Corso
Costume Design by: Emery J. Herrett
Assistant Director: Clarence Elmer
Interior Decorator: S. Baxter
Draperies: J.G. Horton
Scenic Director: Al Panci
Presenter: William Fox

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: January 23, 1927
Filmed at Fox Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Filmed on location in New York City, New York, USA