Barker, The (1928): Oscar-Nominated Carnival Film, Starring Douglas Fairbanks and Betty Compson

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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