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4 Devils (1928)

Passed | | Drama | 1 August 1929 (Argentina)
Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

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(adaptation), (story "De Fire Djaevle") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Marion
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The Lady
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Charles
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Adolf
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Louise
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The Clown
Anders Randolf ...
Cecchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Cheron ...
Old Roue
George Davis ...
Mean Clown
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Adolf - as a Boy
Wesley Lake ...
Old Clown
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Louise - as a Girl (as Anita Fremault)
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Woman
Jack Parker ...
Charles - as a Boy
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Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

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1 August 1929 (Argentina)  »

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Four Devils  »

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(sound) | (silent)

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(MovieTone) (talking sequences)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Fox first released the film with only a synchronized musical score, but then withdrew it to reshoot the last two reels with sound. See more »

Connections

Version of Die Benefiz-Vorstellung der vier Teufel (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Marion
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
Music by Erno Rapee
Copyright 1928 by DeSylva, Brown & Henderson, Inc
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Murnau's cinematography classic among the lost.

From contemporary reviews this F. W. Murnau film detailing the lives and loves of a circus high wire act was exquisitely photographed, earning an Academy Award nomination for Cinematography. Unfortunately, the film is among the lost. No negative or print materials are known to exist.


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