GenreDrama ProductionFamous Players-Lasky CountryUnited States
LanguageSound film (English intertitles) Release dateDecember 29, 1928 (1928-12-29) WriterNorman Burnstine (story), Julian Johnson (titles), E. Lloyd Sheldon CinematographySlavko Vorkapic, Victor Milner CastRuth Chatterton, Emil Jannings, ZaSu Pitts Similar moviesRuth Chatterton appears in Sins of the Fathers and Sarah and Son
Sins of the Fathers is a 1928 part-talkie sound film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. It was also issued in a silent version for theatres which were not yet wired for sound. The film was directed by Ludwig Berger and stars Emil Jannings and Ruth Chatterton in her motion picture debut.
Only one source claims this film survives yet no one has seen it, this being for such an important Paramount film.
Promo or making of material is held by the Library of Congress and excerpts are preserved at UCLA Film and Television.
Tae-Su had wealth and honor. But all that changed when he certifies his friend"s debt. To avoid creditor"s suspicion Tae-Su goes to Busan and meets a girl named Se-Ra who starts a secret relationship with him. As time goes by, Tae-Su decides to go back to home. By the way, he ends up killing his wife, not knowing what to do.
Ruth Chatterton appears in Sins of the Fathers and Sarah and Son. Ruth Chatterton appears in Sins of the Fathers and Madame X. Paramount on Parade (1930). Ludwig Berger directed Sins of the Fathers and Ergens in Nederland. Moscow Strikes Back (1942).
Emil Jannings - Wilhelm Spengler
Ruth Chatterton - Greta Blake
Barry Norton - Tom Spengler
Jean Arthur - Mary Spengler
Jack Luden - Otto Schmidt
Zasu Pitts - Mother Spengler
Matthew Betz - Gus Newman
Harry Cording - The Hijacker
Arthur Housman - The Count
Frank Reicher - The Eye Specialist
Douglas Haig - Tom, as a child
Anne Shirley - Mary, as a child(billed as Dawn ODay)