The First Year

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  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1932
  • Running time: 80 min
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. In 1932, a film... read more

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. 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).

Original Release

07/31/1932

US Release

07/31/1932

Cast

Janet Gaynor Grace Livingston
Charles Farrell Tommy Tucker
Minna Gombell Mrs. Barstow
Dudley Digges Dr. Anderson
Leila Bennett Hattie
Robert McWade Fred Livingstone / Fred Livingston
George Meeker Dick Loring
Maude Eburne Emily Livingston
Henry Kolker Peter Barstow
Elda Voelkel Helen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William K. Howard

Writers

Frank Craven, Lynn Starling

Cast

Janet Gaynor Grace Livingston
Charles Farrell Tommy Tucker
Minna Gombell Mrs. Barstow
Dudley Digges Dr. Anderson
Leila Bennett Hattie
Robert McWade Fred Livingstone / Fred Livingston
George Meeker Dick Loring
Maude Eburne Emily Livingston
Henry Kolker Peter Barstow
Elda Voelkel Helen

Editors

Jack Murray

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