This Is Heaven

This Is Heaven
Directed by Alfred Santell
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Hope Loring (screenplay)
George Marion (dialogue)
Arthur Mantell
Starring Vilma Bánky
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography George Barnes
Gregg Toland
Edited by Viola Lawrence
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • June 22, 1929 (1929-06-22)
Running time
90 min. (sound)
7950 ft. (silent)
Country United States
Language English

This Is Heaven (1929) is an American Pre-Code film, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, released through United Artists, and directed by Alfred Santell.

Production background

This film was released in both silent and sound versions.[1]

Uncertain about the future of sound films, believing that his product should either be all-talking or all-silent. With Vilma Bánky less than diligent about her vocal lessons, Goldwyn inserted three talking sequences into this silent picture then sat on the film for several months. His instincts proved correct: the box office didn't like it much either.[2] Bánky would make only three more films.



  1. SilentEra entry
  2. Goldwyn: A Biography, A. Scott Berg
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