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You’d Be Surprised
(1926) United States of America
B&W : Six reels / 5994 feet
Directed by Arthur Rosson

Cast: Raymond Griffith [Mr. Green, the coroner], Dorothy Sebastian [Dorothy], Edward Martindel [Mr. White], Earl Williams (Earle Williams) [Mr. Black], Thomas McGuire (Tom McGuire) [Police Inspector Brown], Granville Redmond [Grey, a valet]; Roscoe Karns [a party guest], Carl M. LeViness [a party guest], Isabelle Keith [a party guest], Dick LaReno [the ‘jury’ foreman], Monte Collins Sr. [the milkman ‘juror’], Jerry Mandy [the hot dog salesman ‘juror’], Richard Arlen [the reporter], [?] ? [the first policeman], [?] ? [the police sergeant], [?] ? [the police lieutenant], [?] ? [the coroner’s ‘deputy’], [?] ? [the waiter ‘juror’], [?] ? [the apple vendor ‘juror’], [?] ? [the streetwalker ‘juror’]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [A Paramount Picture]. / Associate producer, West Coast Studios, B.P. Schulberg. Screen play (scenario) by Jules Furthman, from a screen story by Jules Furthman. Photographed (cinematography) by William Marshall. Editor-in-chief, E. Lloyd Sheldon. Titles (intertitles written) by Robert Benchley and Ralph Spence. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 1 November 1926 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP23279]. Premiered 25 September 1926 in New York, New York. Released 4 October 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.

Comedy: Mystery.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (Paramount collection) [35mm nitrate positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain [USA].

Keywords: Accusations - Animals: Cats - Beads - Clothing: Cuffs, Tuxedoes - Coin Tosses - Confessions - Coroners - Crime: Murder, Theft - Dancing - Deaf persons - Death: Murder - Domestics: Butlers, Valets - Fights: Fistfights - Flashlights - Food: Hot Dogs, Milk - Gambling: Dice - Games: Cards - Handcuffs - Hats: Top Hats - Houseboats - Jewelry: Cases, Diamonds, Necklaces - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Legal: Juries (Verdicts), Testimony - Light Switches - Satchels - Sign Language - Skylights - Superstition: Black Cats, Broken Mirrors, Friday the 13th - Theatre Tickets - Timepieces: Grandfather Clocks, Pocket Watches - Weapons: Guns (Pistols), Knives - Whistles: Police

Listing updated: 30 July 2023.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Schuchman-Hollywood pp. 26, 32, 33, 34, 100, 112; Shipman-Cinema p. 93 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.

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