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" I got my first rave reviews in "The Understanding Heart." ~Joan Crawford

"The Understanding Heart" 1927

Cast: Cast: Joan Crawford(as Monica Dale), Francis X. Bushman Jr., Rockcliffe Fellowes, Carmel Myers, Richard Carle, Harry Clark, Jerry Miley.


Release date - May 10, 1927 (premiere), February 26, 1927 (Nationwide, U.S.A.)

Running time - 67 minutes (7 reels)

Director - Jack Conway

Writing Credits - Joseph Farnham (titles), Peter B. Kyne (novel), Edward T. Lowe Jr. (adaptation)

Producer - Unknown

Cinematographer - John Arnold

Costumes - Andre-ani

Studio - MGM - Black and White - Silent

Movie Synopsis

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Monica Dale (Joan) is a fire lookout ranger in love with her co-worker, Tony Garland (Ralph Bushman). When escaped killer, Bob Mason (Rockliffe Fellowes) hides out in Monica's look out tower, he soon falls in love with her. After surviving a fire that surrounds them in the tower, Bob (Rockliffe Fellowes) nobly steps aside for Tony (Ralph Bushman) and Monica (Joan) to have a future together whilst he is eventually cleared of murder. .

Interesting Trivia

Based on the novel The Understanding Heart by Peter Bernard Kyne (New York, 1926).

Box Office Receipts - $536,000.
Inflation Value in 2007: $6,366,879.08

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Reviews

Betty Colfax of the New York Evening Graphic had this to say, "Besides displaying no little ability as an actress, Miss Crawford screens remarkable well and shows a development so far above her work [in The Taxi Dancer] that one may expect important tidings of this young player."

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