Barker, The (1928-9)

First National

 

Set in a carnival, George Fitzmaurice’s romantic drama stars Douglas Fairbanks and Betty Compson, who was nominated for Best Actress.

 

With a long experience to her credit, Compson (and the industry) regarded her part as a comeback performance, and the nomination helped to revive her career for a brief time in such films as “The Docks of New York” with George Bancroft, and “Weary River” with Richard Bathelmes.

 

Oscar Nominations: 1

 

Actress: Betty Compson

 

Oscar Context:

 

The winner of the Best Actress Oscar was Mary Pickford for “Coquette.”

 

 

 

 

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