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The Single Sin

The Single Sin
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Directed byWilliam Nigh
Written byA. P. Younger
Frances Hyland
Produced byPhil Goldstone
StarringKay Johnson
Bert Lytell
Paul Hurst
CinematographyMax Dupont
Edited byCharles Harris
Distributed byTiffany Pictures
Release date
February 23, 1931
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Single Sin is a 1931 American Pre-code drama film directed by William Nigh and starring Kay Johnson, Bert Lytell and Paul Hurst. It was produced and released by the independent company Tiffany Pictures.[1]


Struggling actress Kate Adams gets mixed up in a bootlegging racket, but is sent to jail for several months. Reforming herself she gets a job as the secretary of millionaire Roger Van Dorn, who eventually marries her. Her newfound respectability is threatened when her former partner in crime Frank Bowman is released from prison and gets a job as Van Dorn's chauffeur. He proceeds to blackmail Kate by threatening to reveal their former association.


Preservation status


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Single Sin
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress(<-book title) p.166 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
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