Oscar Movies: Four Devils (1928-1929)–Starring Janet Gaynor


 This tale of four circus performers starring Janet Gaynor was directed by the great German director,  F. W. Murnau, as part silent part talkie.

The young character of Gaynor is played by Dawn O’Day (who changed her screen name to Anne Shirley, best known as Barbara Stanwyck’s daughter in “Stella Dallas”)

Oscar Nominations: 1

Cinematography: Ernest Palmer

Oscar Awards: None

 Oscar Context:

The winner of the Cinematography Oscar was Clyde DeVinna for “White Shadows in the South Seas.”