The Duke Steps Out

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The Duke Steps Out
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by James Cruze
Written by Story:
Lucian Cary
Raymond L. Schrock
Dale Van Every
Joseph Farnham(titles)
Starring William Haines
Joan Crawford
Karl Dane
Tenen Holtz
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
Edited by George Hively
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 16, 1929 (1929-03-16)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $218,000[1]
Box office $920,000[1]

The Duke Steps Out is a 1929 silent film starring William Haines and Joan Crawford. The film is lost, but the Vitaphone sound discs track survive at UCLA Film and TV Archives.[2][3]


Duke (Haines) a pampered millionaire's son, who longs to be a boxer, takes an interest in Susie (Crawford), a college coed, after he defends her from being bullied. Duke's interest in Susie, leads him to enroll in the same school as Susie. After a misunderstanding between Duke and Susie, they realize they are meant to be together and are reunited.


Box Office

According to MGM records the film earned $714,000 in the US and Canada and $206,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $343,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files; Metro/MGM
  3. ^ The Duke Steps Out at

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