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The Rescue
(1929) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7980 feet
Directed by Herbert Brenon

Cast: Ronald Colman, Lily Damita, Alfred Hickman, Theodore von Eltz, John Davidson, Philip Strange, Bernard Siegel, Sojin Kamiyama, Harry Cording, Laska Winters, Duke Kahanamoku, Louis Morrison, George Regas, Christopher Martin

Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Scenario by Elizabeth Meehan, from the novel The Rescue by Joseph Conrad. Art direction by William Cameron Menzies. Assistant director, Ray Lissner. Cinematography by George S. Barnes. Intertitles by Katharine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell. Edited by Marie Halvey, Katharine Hilliker and H.H. Caldwell. Music score by Hugo Riesenfeld. / Premiered 13 January 1929 at Rialto Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Length was 7910 feet (silent) or 7980 feet (sound). Colman’s last silent film. A partial print of the film was recovered in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1978 but it completely decomposed before restoration efforts could be made. [?] Balio-UA p. ? lists the release date as 12 January 1929. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.


Survival status: Print exists (missing one reel) in the George Eastman Museum film archive [incomplete].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 18 July 2008.

References: Balio-UA p. ?; Quirk-Colman pp. 7, 17, 119, 120, 121; Smith-Colman pp. 36, 89-91, 302 : with additional information provided by Philip Carli.

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