That Certain Thing

That Certain Thing is a 1928 silent film comedy directed by Frank Capra. It was Capra's first film for Harry Cohn's Columbia Pictures.[1]

That Certain Thing
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Directed byFrank Capra
Written byFrank Capra
Elmer Harris
Produced byHarry Cohn
Frank Capra
StarringViola Dana
Ralph Graves
Burr McIntosh
Aggie Herring
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Edited byArthur Roberts
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 1, 1928 (1928-01-01)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States


Molly Kelly (Viola Dana) intends to marry a millionaire. When she meets Andy Charles, Jr. (Ralph Graves), heir to a restaurant fortune, she sees her chance and marries him. Upon discovering the marriage, Andy's father (Burr McIntosh) becomes irate and disinherits his son. Andy attempts life as a ditch-digger to support his wife, but the results are not what he had hoped for.


Preservation statusEdit


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..That Certain Thing
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) p.181 c.1978 the American Film Institute
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..That Certain Thing

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