A Race for Life

A Race for Life is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by D. Ross Lederman.[2] Originally, the film was presumed to be lost.[3] However, according to the Library of Congress Database, the film was found in the Netherlands.[4][5] The film was released with a Vitaphone soundtrack with a synchronised musical score and sound effects.

A Race for Life
Lobby card
Directed byD. Ross Lederman
Written byJames A. Starr (titles)
Screenplay byCharles R. Condon
Story byCharles R. Condon
StarringRin Tin Tin
CinematographyEdwin B. DuPar
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • January 28, 1928 (1928-01-28)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Vitaphone sound effects and music score
Box office$243,000[1]


Box office

According to Warner Bros.' records the film earned $168,000 domestically and $75,000 foreign.[1]

Preservation status

A print is preserved at Filmmuseum in the Netherlands, at the EYE Film Institute.[6]


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 6 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "A Race for Life". New York Times. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  3. A Race for Life at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Warner Brothers films - 1928 Archived December 20, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (the film exists in Netherlands)
  4. Progressive Silent Film List: A Race for Life at silentera.com
  5. "A Race for Life". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  6. The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: A Race for Life
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