That Certain Thing

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • UPC: 029502749446
  • Original Release: 1928
  • Rating:

  • Source: Jef Films
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Sound: silent
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,453

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aggie Herring Mrs. Maggie Kelly
Viola Dana Molly Kelly
Burr McIntosh A.B. Charles, Sr.
Ralph Graves Andy B. Charles, Jr.
Rosalind Byrne
Syd Crossley Valet
Carl Gerard Brooks
Technical Credits
Frank Capra Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Harry Cohn Producer
Elmer Harris Screenwriter
Arthur Roberts Editor
Joseph Walker Cinematographer
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- That Certain Thing
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