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Illusion (1929)

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84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

When vaudevillian Carlee Thorpe falls for a high society woman, he leaves the show, breaking up his magic act, and the heart of his partner, Claire Jernigan. Claire goes on to team up with another performer. A gun in the act is supposed to...See moreWhen vaudevillian Carlee Thorpe falls for a high society woman, he leaves the show, breaking up his magic act, and the heart of his partner, Claire Jernigan. Claire goes on to team up with another performer. A gun in the act is supposed to shoot blanks, but she leaves it with real bullets and almost dies after being shot during a show. Carlee happens to be in the audience, and this shocks him to his senses, and returns to Claire. Written by WesternOne1 See less
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Arthur Chesney Train (story) (as Arthur Train) | E. Lloyd Sheldon (adaptation) (dialogue) | Richard H. Digges Jr. (titles)
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Updated Sep 21, 1929

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Sep 21, 1929 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
Carlee Thorpe Carlee Thorpe   See fewer
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Nancy Carroll
Claire Jernigan Claire Jernigan   See fewer
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June Collyer
Hilda Schmittlap Hilda Schmittlap   See fewer
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Kay Francis
Zelda Paxton Zelda Paxton   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Eric Schmittlap Eric Schmittlap   See fewer
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Knute Erickson
Mr. Jacob Schmittlap Mr. Jacob Schmittlap   See fewer
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Eugenie Besserer
Mrs. Jacob Schmittlap Mrs. Jacob Schmittlap   See fewer
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Maude Turner Gordon
Queen of Dalmatia Queen of Dalmatia   See fewer
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Emilie Melville
Mother Fay Mother Fay   See fewer
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J.E. Nash
Mr. X Mr. X   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Gus Bloomberg Gus Bloomberg   See fewer
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Michael Visaroff
Equerry Equerry   See fewer
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Paul Lukas
Count Fortuny Count Fortuny   See fewer
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Bessie Lyle
Consuelo Consuelo   See fewer
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G.L. McDonnell
Jarman (the Butler) (as Col. G.L. McDonnell) Jarman (the Butler) (as Col. G.L. McDonnell)   See fewer
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Lillian Roth
Revolutionary Rhythm Dance Specialty Revolutionary Rhythm Dance Specialty   See fewer
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Harriet Spiker
A Midget A Midget   See fewer
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Anna Magruder
Fat Lady Fat Lady   See fewer
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Virginia Bruce
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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E.H. Calvert
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillips Holmes
Eric's Friend in Audience (uncredited) Eric's Friend in Audience (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Servant at Party (uncredited) Servant at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Randolph Scott
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Stoney
Rifleman in Rifle Act (uncredited) Rifleman in Rifle Act (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Military Man in Rifle Act (uncredited) Military Man in Rifle Act (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 19 votes