Masked Emotions

Masked Emotions is a 1929 American silent adventure crime drama film produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation starring George O'Brien and Nora Lane. The screenplay was adapted from Ben Ames Williams' short story Son of Anak. David Butler began as director but had to leave the production to attend to a family emergency, and Kenneth Hawks then assumed directorial duties. The Western Electric Sound System was used for the musical score and sound effects but a silent version of the film was also released.

Masked Emotions
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Directed byKenneth Hawks
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byHarry Brand
Ben Markson
Douglas Z. Doty (titles)
Based onSon of Anak
by Ben Ames Williams
StarringGeorge O'Brien
CinematographySidney Wagner
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • June 23, 1929 (1929-06-23)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Set on the Maine coast, a young sloop skipper Bramdlet Dickery discovers a plot to smuggle alien Chinese into the United States. Bramdlet's younger brother Thad is enamored with daughter of the captain of the smuggling ship. A struggle over the smuggling ensues.



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