The Silent Witness (1932 film)

The Silent Witness is a 1932 American mystery film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Lionel Atwill, Greta Nissen and Helen Mack.[1] It was adapted from a play by Jack DeLeon and Jack Celestin.[2] [3] The film's sets were designed by the art director Duncan Cramer who worked on many Fox Film productions of the era.

The Silent Witness
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Directed byMarcel Varnel
Written byJack DeLeon (play)
Jack Celestin (play)
Douglas Z. Doty
StarringLionel Atwill
Greta Nissen
Helen Mack
CinematographyJoseph H. August
Edited byJack Murray
Fox Film Corporation
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
February 7, 1932
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States

A London courtroom drama in which an Englishman takes the blame for his son who he believes guilty of murdering his lover. The real truth surrounding the case is only revealed by a silent witness.




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  • Turim, Maureen. Flashbacks in Film: Memory & History. Routledge, 2013.

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