Sal of Singapore (1928-29): Oscar Nominated Melodrama

This mostlysient film (less than 20 minutes contain dialogue), nominated for the Best Writing Oscar, concerns a tough waterfront girl named Sal (Phyllis Haver), who is enlisted by Captain Erickson (Alan Hall) to look after a baby he has found in a lifeboat.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Writing Achievement: Elliott Clawson

Oscar Context

Hans Kraly won the Writing Oscar for The Patriot