The First Year

The First Year is a 1932 American pre-Code film based on a 1920 play that originally ran on Broadway at the Little Theatre. The play was written by Frank Craven and produced by John Golden. It closed in 1922 after 760 performances.[1]

The First Year
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Directed byWilliam K. Howard
Written byFrank Craven (play)
Lynn Starling
StarringJanet Gaynor
Charles Farrell
CinematographyHal Mohr
Edited byJack Murray
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • July 31, 1932 (1932-07-31)
Running time
80 min.
CountryUnited States

In 1932, a film adapted from the Craven play was written by Lynn Starling. The film starred Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell, and was directed by William K. Howard.

Gaynor and Farrell made almost a dozen films together, including Frank Borzage's classics Seventh Heaven (1927), Street Angel (1928), and Lucky Star (1929); Gaynor won the first Academy Award for Best Actress for the first two and F. W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927).



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