Forgotten Faces (1928 film)

Forgotten Faces is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Clive Brook, Mary Brian, and Olga Baclanova. The production was overseen by David O. Selznick, a rising young producer at the time.[1] The film was remade by Paramount in 1936 as a sound film.

Forgotten Faces
Lobby card
Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Produced byDavid O. Selznick
Written byHoward Estabrook
Oliver H.P. Garrett
Julian Johnson
Based on"A Whiff of Heliotrope"
by Richard Washburn Child
StarringClive Brook
Mary Brian
Olga Baclanova
William Powell
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Edited byGeorge Nichols Jr.
David O. Selznick
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 5, 1928 (1928-08-05)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film is preserved with copies at the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art.[2][3]

This film is Paramount's remake of their 1920 film Heliotrope.



  1. Dick p. 248
  2. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Forgotten Faces
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.62 c.1978 by the American Film Institute


  • Dick, Bernard F. Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky, 2001.

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