Voice of the City

The Voice of the City is a 1929 American Pre-Code film by Willard Mack and starring Robert Ames. Modeled on a stage play, it is not related to the story of the same name by O. Henry.[1]

The Voice of the City
Directed byWillard Mack
Produced byIrving Thalberg (uncredited)
Written byWillard Mack (story, screenplay)
Joseph W. Farnham (intertitles)
StarringRobert Ames
CinematographyMax Fabian
Edited byWilliam S. Gray
Basil Wrangel
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • April 13, 1929 (1929-04-13)
Running time
81 minutes
9 reels (sound version)
CountryUnited States

The film became available on DVD on January 31, 2012 from the Warner Archive collection.


A young man is accused of murder and a master detective is set to track him down and uncover conclusive evidence of his guilt, but the more he works on the case, the more he becomes convinced that the accused is not the real killer. He discovers that the murder was committed by a notorious gangster who's attempting to frame the boy.



  1. Voice of the City details, silentera.com; accessed January 26, 2016.
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