Painted Faces (1929 film)

Painted Faces is a 1929 American mystery film directed by Albert S. Rogell and starring Joe E. Brown, Helen Foster and Barton Hepburn.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Hervey Libbert.

Painted Faces
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Directed byAlbert S. Rogell
Produced byJohn M. Stahl
Written byFanny Hatton
Frederic Hatton
Frances Hyland
StarringJoe E. Brown
Helen Foster
Barton Hepburn
Music byAbe Meyer
CinematographyJackson Rose
Benjamin H. Kline
Edited byRichard Cahoon
Tiffany-Stahl Productions
Distributed byTiffany Pictures
Release date
November 20, 1929
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited States


After a vaudeville performer is murdered, another member of the troupe is arrested. During his trial only one juror, himself a entertainer, holds that he has been framed and seeks out the real culprit.



  1. ^ Babington & Charles Barr p.53


  • Bruce Babington & Charles Barr. The Call of the Heart: John M. Stahl and Hollywood Melodrama. Indiana University Press, 2018.

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