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The Exquisite Sinner

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The Exquisite Sinner is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Josef von Sternberg and adapted by Alice Duer Miller from the novel Escape by Alden Brooks. Starring Conrad Nagel and Renée Adorée, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) never given a general release. No known print of the film has been recovered to date.[1] Later that same year a second feature film Heaven on Earth, directed by Phil Rosen was released with the same cast and same sets, but a different screenplay. Rosen's version performed poorly at the box office. Sternberg reported, "the result was two ineffective films instead of one.” The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute.[2][3]

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The Exquisite Sinner
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Directed byJosef von Sternberg
Phil Rosen
Written byAlice D. G. Miller
Josef von Sternberg
Based onExquisite Sinner
by Alden Brooks
StarringConrad Nagel
Renée Adorée
Paulette Duval
Frank Currier
CinematographyMax Fabian
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 28, 1926 (1926-03-28)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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