GenreComedy, Drama Costume designDavid Cox LanguageEnglish
WriterLucian Cary, Raymond L. Schrock, Dale Van Every, Joseph Farnham Release dateMarch 16, 1929 (1929-03-16) CastJoan Crawford (Susie), William Haines, Karl Dane, Tenen Holtz Similar moviesJoan Crawford and William Haines appear in The Duke Steps Out and West Point
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The Duke Steps Out is a 1929 silent film starring William Haines and Joan Crawford. The film is lost, but the Vitaphone sound discs track survive at UCLA Film and TV Archives.
Duke (Haines) a pampered millionaire's son, who longs to be a boxer, takes an interest in Susie (Crawford), a college coed, after he defends her from being bullied. Duke's interest in Susie, leads him to enroll in the same school as Susie. After a misunderstanding between Duke and Susie, they realize they are meant to be together and are reunited.
William Haines - Duke
Joan Crawford - Susie
Karl Dane - Barney, Duke's Chauffeur
Tenen Holtz - Jake, Duke's Manager
Edward Nugent - Tommy Wells
Jack Roper - Poison Kerrigan
Delmer Daves - Bossy Edwards
Luke Cosgrave - Professor Widdicomb
Herbert Prior - Mr. Corbin
According to MGM records the film earned $714,000 in the US and Canada and $206,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $343,000.