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The Gay Defender

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The Gay Defender
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGregory La Cava
Screenplay byRay Harris
Grover Jones
Herman J. Mankiewicz
George Marion Jr.
Sam Mintz
Kenneth Raisbeck
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
StarringRichard Dix
Thelma Todd
Fred Kohler
Jerry Mandy
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 10, 1927 (1927-12-10)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Lobby card for The Gay Defender
Lobby card for The Gay Defender

The Gay Defender is a lost[1][2] 1927 American silent drama film directed by Gregory La Cava and written by Ray Harris, Grover Jones, Herman J. Mankiewicz, George Marion Jr., Sam Mintz, and Kenneth Raisbeck. The film stars Richard Dix, Thelma Todd, Fred Kohler, Jerry Mandy, Robert Brower, Harry Holden, and Fred Esmelton. The film was released on December 10, 1927, by Paramount Pictures.[3][4]



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Gay Defender
  2. ^ The Gay Defender at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Lost Paramount Films - 1927
  3. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (December 26, 1927). "Movie Review - Blood and Roses". Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Gay Defender". Retrieved May 26, 2016.

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