Drag (film)


Sheet music cover for the film's theme song
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Produced by Richard A. Rowland
Screenplay by Bradley King (& dialogue)
Based on Drag: A Comedy (1925 novel) by William Dudley Pelley
Starring Richard Barthelmess
Lucien Littlefield
Kathrin Clare Ward
Music by George W. Meyer
Peter Brunelli (uncredited)
Cecil Copping (uncredited)
Al Bryan
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Edward Schroeder
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • July 21, 1929 (1929-07-21)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Drag is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Richard Barthelmess.[1][2]


Young David Carroll takes over the publication of a local Vermont newspaper. Although he is attracted to Dot, "the most sophisticated girl in town," he marries Allie Parker, daughter of the couple who run the boardinghouse where he lives. Inseparable from her parents, Allie remains at home when David goes to New York City to sell a musical he has written. There, Dot, now a successful costume designer, uses her influence to get David's play produced. David and Dot fall in love, but she leaves for Paris when David indicates he will remain true to Allie. He sends for Allie; but when she arrives with her whole family, he decides to follow Dot to Paris.


Awards and honors

Frank Lloyd was nominated at the 2nd Academy Awards for Academy Award for Best Director along with the film Weary River.[3]

Preservation status

The film was long thought to be a lost film but was later rediscovered. The film originally had two versions, a sound version and a silent version.[3][4] Possible, the film planned release on MOD DVD from Warner Home Video.

See also


  1. "Drag". FilmAffinity. filmaffinity.com. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. "Drag". AFI. afi.com. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. 1 2 New York Times movie database entry
  4. Drag at silentera.com

External links

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