New Year's Eve (1929 film)

New Year's Eve is a lost 1929 film drama produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation and starring Mary Astor and Charles Morton. Veteran Henry Lehrman, who had worked with Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin, was the director. Samuel L. Rothafel wrote the music for film. The Western Electric Sound System was used but a silent version was also made. Max Gold was an assistant director.[1][2][3]

New Year's Eve
Directed byHenry Lehrman
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byRichard Connell(story:One Hundred Dollars)
Dwight Cummins(scenario)
William Kernell(intertitles)
StarringMary Astor
Charles Morton
Music bySamuel L. Rothafel
CinematographyConrad Wells
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • February 24, 1929 (1929-02-24)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

This was not a talking film despite it being made in 1929. It was a silent with music and effects soundtrack.


Saddled with the care of a younger brother and unable to find work, Marjorie Ware puts aside her scruples and goes to see a gambler who has long cast a lustful eye on her. A pickpocket kills the gambler, and the police find Marjorie at the scene of the crime, charging her with the murder. The pickpocket later falls to his death, however, and evidence is uncovered that sets Mary free, cleared of all suspicion of guilt in the gambler's death. Mary is then reunited with Edward Warren, a man who once did her a great kindness.



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ New Year's Eve at
  3. ^ New Year's Eve at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Fox Film Corporation

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