The Barker Overview:

The Barker (1928) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Fitzmaurice and produced by Richard A. Rowland and Al Rockett.

Academy Awards 1928/29 --- Ceremony Number 2 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressBetty CompsonNominated

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Originally shot as a silent. Sound was added after completion.
In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #2794, Milton Sills talks to the audience and introduces costumed cast members.
In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used.
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Best Actress Oscar 1928/29

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Also produced by Richard A. Rowland

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Also released in 1928

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