Drag (1929): Oscar Nominee, Directed by Frank Lloyd, Starring Barthelmess

Directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Richard Barthelmess, Drag, the comedy was thought to have been lost but was later discovered.

Barthelmess plays David Carroll, a newspaper editor in Vermont, who is annoyed by the visit of his wife’s parents, perceiving it as a drag, hence the title.

Drag originally had two versions, a sound and a silent one.

Frank Lloyd was nominated for the Best Director for this film, as well as The Divine Lady and Weary River; he won for The Divine Lady.


Richard Barthelmess as David Carroll

Lucien Littlefield as Pa Parker

Kathrin Clare Ward as Ma Parker

Alice Day as Allie Parker

Tom Dugan as Charlie Parker

Lila Lee as Dot

Margaret Fielding as Clara