The Locked Door 1929

This rip-snorting melodrama would have been better had the dialogue stood up. It marks the talkie début of the brilliant and beautiful young actress, Barbara Stanwyck, who gives a grand performance as the harassed heroine. Others — not so good — are Rod La Rocque, William Boyd (of the theater) and Betty Bronson. Exciting, but slowed by weak speeches. All Talkie.

Photoplay February 1930

Articles with substantial mentioning of The Locked Door
Books with an entry on The Locked Door
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

The Locked Door
United States 1929

Directed by

Purnell Pratt
Charles Sullivan
Robert Schable
Clarence Burton
Edgar Dearing
Philip Sleeman


Running time:74 minutes
Country:United States

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