That Certain Thing

That Certain Thing

Aggie Herring
Director: Frank Capra Cast: Aggie Herring
Aggie Herring
, Viola Dana
Viola Dana
, Burr McIntosh
Burr McIntosh
Frank Capra


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Director Frank Capra's first feature for Columbia Pictures, the silent That Certain Thing stars Viola Dana and Ralph Graves. Dana plays a poor girl who falls in love with wealthy Graves, the son of a millionaire restaurateur. When Graves declares that he has no intention of going into the family business, his father cuts him off without a dime. With nary a dime between them, Graves and Dana hit upon a moneymaking plan: they'll manufacture box lunches in Dana's kitchen, then sell them to construction workers from the back of her Model T. The box-lunch enterprise blossoms into a big business, driving dad's chain of restaurants into bankruptcy. All is forgiven when Father becomes Graves' junior partner. Lensed for less than $20,000 (the "prop" box lunches saved catering costs!), That Certain Thing was a hit, launching a long and rewarding association between Capra and Columbia.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2007
UPC: 0029502749446
Original Release: 1928
Rating: NR
Source: Jef Films
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [silent]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 52,147

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- That Certain Thing
1. Molly [6:05]
2. A.B. Charles [6:27]
3. Junior [7:59]
4. A Date [7:41]
5. Proposal [5:45]
6. Married [6:58]
7. Gold-Digger [8:49]
8. Home [6:59]
9. A Job [8:06]
10. Box Lunch [5:31]
11. Buyout [12:00]
12. Thicker Ham [3:33]

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