Trent's Last Case (1929 film)

Trent's Last Case is a 1929 American Pre-Code detective film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Raymond Griffith, Marceline Day, Raymond Hatton, and Donald Crisp. It was released by Fox Film Corporation. The film was released in a silent version and a sound version, with the sound version having talking sequences, a synchronized music score, and sound effects.[1]

Trent's Last Case
Directed byHoward Hawks
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byE. C. Bentley (novel)
W. Scott Darling (adaptation)
Malcolm Stuart Boylan (titles)
StarringRaymond Griffith
Marceline Day
Raymond Hatton
Donald Crisp
Lawrence Gray
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 31, 1929 (1929-03-31) (U.S.)
Running time
66 min.
CountryUnited States

The film is based on the 1913 novel Trent's Last Case by British writer E. C. Bentley. A previous version starring Clive Brook was filmed in the UK in 1920 and released by Stoll Film Company.


A leading financier is found dead at his home, leading amateur detective Philip Trent to investigate the case.


Preservation statusEdit

According to Silent Era, a print exists.[2] An incomplete print is held by the Library of Congress.[3][4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ BFI Database
  2. ^ SilentEra entry
  3. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Trent's Last Case
  4. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.189 c.1978 by The American Film Institute

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