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The Johnstown Flood (1926)

 -  Drama  -  28 February 1926 (USA)
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Johnstown Flood tells a true story of heartbreak, heroism and the courage to survive. On a stormy day in May of 1889, the South Fork Dam explodes, unleashing a 40-foot wall of water. ... See full summary »

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Gloria Hamilton
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Anna Burger
Anders Randolf ...
John Hamilton, Lumber Camp Boss
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Joe Hamilton
Paul Panzer ...
Joe Burger, Ann's Father
George Harris ...
Young Sidney Mandel
Max Davidson ...
David Mandel
Walter Perry ...
Pat O'Day
Sid Jordan ...
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Johnstown Flood tells a true story of heartbreak, heroism and the courage to survive. On a stormy day in May of 1889, the South Fork Dam explodes, unleashing a 40-foot wall of water. Fiercely thrashing at frightening speeds, the flood devastates the 14-mile valley between the Conemaugh Lake and Johnstown, Pennsylvania under the force of a 20-million-ton tidal wave. Johnstown Flood depicts this tragic event which claims more than 2,200 lives and wipes out 99 entire families and is still considered to be one of the worst disasters in American history. Horrified survivors watch as the bustling industrial city of Johnstown is instantly reduced into a wasteland. The deadly torrent overcomes terror-stricken townspeople who are tragically lost in the flood. As the waters recede, people from all over the world rally around the survivors to help victims regain all that is lost. Features Include: Historian's commentary by Richard Burkert, Executive Director, Johnstown Area Heritage Association,... Written by Anonymous

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Carole Lombard (uncredited) plays one of Gloria's four friends, who are all in at least three key scenes: one in which they are eavesdropping while Tom proposes marriage, another while Gloria is getting dressed for her wedding and finally as bridesmaids at the wedding. Lombard is standing directly between and behind Tom and Gloria. Clark Gable (also uncredited) can be recognized as one of a group of men standing in front of a bar in a briefly glimpsed medium shot. It would be interesting to know if they became acquainted during the making of this film. Gary Cooper also appears in a small part - actually two small parts, as both a flood victim and a survivor. See more »

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The 25 Year Old Clark Gable
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This is the last of Gable silent films. He split up with his wife and mentor, Josephine Dillon, because the extra work had dried up. It appeared as though Hollywood had no room for him. He went back to the theatre for five years and returned to Los Angeles to try out for his next film in 1931.


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