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|The Port of Missing Girls|
|Directed by||Irving Cummings|
|Written by||Howard Estabrook (story & scenario)|
Viola Brothers Shore (intertitles)
|Produced by||Brenda Pictures Corporation|
|Cinematography||Charles Van Enger|
|Edited by||George Nichols Jr.|
|Distributed by||Brenda Pictures Corporation and or Columbia Pictures|
|8 reels; (7,250 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Port of Missing Girls is a 1928 silent film directed by Irving Cummings. It stars Barbara Bedford and Hedda Hopper making it one of the rare occasions Hopper actually starred in a film. This film is preserved in the Library of Congress.
- Barbara Bedford - Ruth King
- Malcolm McGregor - Buddie Larkins
- Natalie Kingston - Catherine King
- Hedda Hopper - Mrs. C. King
- George Irving - Cyrus King
- Wyndham Standing - Mayor McKibben
- Charles K. Gerrard - DeLeon (billed as Charles Gerrard)
- Paul Nicholson - George Hamilton
- Edith Yorke - Mrs. Blane
- Bodil Rosing - Elsa
- Rosemary Theby - School Matron
- Lotus Thompson - Anne
- Amber Norman - Marjorie
In the July 31, 1928 issue of the New York Daily News, the newspaper's film critic Irene Thirer began grading movies on a scale of zero to three stars. Three stars meant 'excellent,' two 'good,' and one star meant 'mediocre.' And no stars at all 'means the picture's right bad,'" wrote Thirer. The Port of Missing Girls received one star; Carl Bialik speculates that this may have been the first time a film critic used a star-rating system to grade movies.
- The American Film Institute Catalog 1921-30; published by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Port of Missing Girls
- Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.144 c.1978 the American Film Institute
- Bialik, Carl (January 23, 2009). "Let's Rate the Ranking Systems of Film Reviews: The Stars, Grades and Thumbs Applied to Movies Suffer From Lackluster Performance, Low Production Values". Wall Street Journal.
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