The Third Degree (1926 film)

The Third Degree is a 1926 silent romance film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz, in his first American film,[2] based on the hit 1909 play of the same name written by Charles Klein and starring Helen Ware.[3]

The Third Degree
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Written byGraham Baker (scenario)
Based onplay by Charles Klein
StarringDolores Costello
Louise Dresser
CinematographyHal Mohr
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 1, 1926 (1926-12-01) (U.S.)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent (English intertitles)
Vitaphone sound effects and score
Box office$413,000[1]


Box OfficeEdit

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $269,000 domestically and $144,000 foreign.[1]

Preservation statusEdit

A copy of this film is held by The Library of Congress.[4][5][6][7][8] Also a 16mm print is in the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 5 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. ^ "Michael Curtiz: biography". TCM Archive Materials. Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ The Third Degree, by Charles Klein, as produced on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre, February 1, 1909 – June 1909;
  4. ^ Catalog of Holdings, the American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at the Library of Congress p.182 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  5. ^ The Third Degree at database
  6. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  7. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Third Degree
  8. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Films Survival Catalog: The Third Degree
  9. ^ Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Feature Film Database:The Third Degree

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