The Third Degree

The Third Degree is a 1926 silent romance film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz, in his first American film,[2] based on the hit 1909 play of the same name written by Charles Klein and starring Helen Ware.[3]

The Third Degree
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Written byGraham Baker (scenario)
Based onplay by Charles Klein
StarringDolores Costello
Louise Dresser
CinematographyHal Mohr
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 1, 1926 (1926-12-01) (U.S.)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Vitaphone sound effects and score
Box office$413,000[1]


Box Office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $269,000 domestically and $144,000 foreign.[1]

Preservation status

A copy of this film is held by The Library of Congress.[4][5][6][7][8] Also a 16mm print is in the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research[9]


  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 5 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "Michael Curtiz: biography". TCM Archive Materials. Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  3. The Third Degree, by Charles Klein, as produced on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre, February 1, 1909 – June 1909;
  4. Catalog of Holdings, the American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at the Library of Congress p.182 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  5. The Third Degree at database
  6. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  7. [ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Third Degree]
  8. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Films Survival Catalog: The Third Degree
  9. Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Feature Film Database:The Third Degree

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