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Alibi (1929 film)

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Director  Roland West
Screenplay  Elaine Sterne Carrington
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

5.3/10 Letterboxd

Genre  Crime
Producer  Roland West
Country  United States
Alibi (1929 film) movie poster
Release date  April 20, 1929 (1929-04-20)
Writer  Roland West (screenplay), C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay), John Griffith Wray (play), J.C. Nugent (play), Elaine S. Carrington (play), C. Gardner Sullivan (titles for silent version), Roland West (titles for silent version)
Cast  Chester Morris (Chick Williams), Harry Stubbs (Buck Bachman), Mae Busch (Daisy Thomas), Eleanor Griffith (Joan Manning Williams), Regis Toomey (Danny McGann), Purnell Pratt (Sgt. Pete Manning)
Similar movies  Chester Morris and others appear in Alibi and Corsair

Alibi is a 1929 American crime film directed by Roland West. The screenplay was written by West and C. Gardner Sullivan, who adapted the 1927 Broadway stage play, Nightstick, written by Elaine Sterne Carrington, J.C. Nugent, Elliott Nugent and John Wray. Alternate titles include The Perfect Alibi and Nightstick.


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The movie is a crime melodrama starring Chester Morris, Harry Stubbs, Mae Busch and Eleanore Griffith. Director West experimented a great deal with sound, music, and camera angles.

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Joan Manning, the daughter of a police sergeant, secretly marries Chick Williams, a gangleader who convinces her that he is leading an honest life. Chick attends the theater with Joan and, at the intermission, sneaks away, committing a robbery during which a policeman is killed. Chick is suspected of the crime but is able to use Joan to substantiate his alibi. The police plant Danny McGann, an undercover agent, in Chick's gang; but he is discovered, and Chick murders him. Chick is later cornered by the police in his own home.


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  • Chester Morris as Chick Williams
  • Harry Stubbs as Buck Bachman
  • Mae Busch as Daisy Thomas
  • Eleanor Griffith as Joan Manning Williams
  • Regis Toomey as Danny McGann
  • Purnell Pratt as Police Sgt. Pete Manning
  • Irma Harrison as Toots
  • Reception

    Alibi (1929 film) Cinema Then and Now Best Pictures 19 192829 2nd Academy Awards

    The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Chester Morris), Best Art Direction (William Cameron Menzies) and Best Picture (Roland West).


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