Square Shoulders

Square Shoulders is a 1929 American silent crime drama film directed by E. Mason Hopper and starring Frank Coghlan Jr., Louis Wolheim and Anita Louise.[1]

Square Shoulders
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Directed byE. Mason Hopper
Written byGeorge Dromgold
Houston Branch
Peggy Prior
John W. Krafft
Produced byPaul Bern
StarringFrank Coghlan Jr.
Louis Wolheim
Anita Louise
CinematographyDavid Abel
Edited byBarbara Hunter
Music byJosiah Zuro
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
March 10, 1929
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


After returning from fighting in World War I, a man falls into bad company with some criminals. Sometime later he returns to his hometown and discovers that his wife has died and his son Tad is now an orphan. He raises the funds to send Tad to a military school without letting him know his true identity. When his former criminal associates blackmail him into taking part in a robbery of the school, they are confronted by Tad. His father takes a bullet intended for him and dies.



  1. ^ Munden p.760


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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