Quality note: The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1918) was sourced from a transfer we commissioned years ago and unfortunately the tape had two small segments of deterioration, lasting less then 15 seconds. We believe the flaws are so small that they will not detract from your enjoyment of this fine and rare early film, but wished to make you aware of the issue. Thank you for you understanding and remember your satisfaction is guaranteed at Grapevine Video.
In dreary London to Mrs. Sharpe's lodging house where discord and discontent reign supreme a sublime stranger visits and inspires the residents to better themselves, to find and share life's happiness. Includes both the original 1918 silent version and the later 1935 sound remake of this touching melodrama.
The 1918 silent version runs for 66 minutes and is accompanied by a music score.
Director: Herbert Brenon
Molly Pearson, Ketty Galanta & Augusta Haviland
The 1935 sound version runs for 86 minutes
Director: Berthold Viertel
Conrad Veidt ... The Stranger
René Ray ... Stasia
Frank Cellier ... Wright
Anna Lee ... Vivian
John Turnbull ... Major Tomkin
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Mrs. Tomkin
Ronald Ward ... Chris Penny
Beatrix Lehmann ... Miss Kite
Jack Livesey ... Mr. Larkcom
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. de Hooley
Mary Clare ... Mrs. Sharpe
Barbara Everest ... Cook
Alexander Sarner ... Gramophone Man