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Release Date:
June 1929 (USA) See more »
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Really fantastic profile of human courage despite great odds. See more (4 total) »


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Directed by
Merian C. Cooper 
Lothar Mendes 
Ernest B. Schoedsack 
Writing credits
A.E.W. Mason (novel)

Hope Loring (adaptation)

Howard Estabrook (screenplay)

Julian Johnson (titles)

John Farrow  titles (uncredited)

Produced by
Merian C. Cooper .... producer
Ernest B. Schoedsack .... producer
David O. Selznick .... associate producer
Original Music by
William Frederick Peters  (as William F. Peters)
Cinematography by
Robert Kurrle 
Merian C. Cooper (uncredited)
Ernest B. Schoedsack (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Ernest B. Schoedsack (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Thomas .... assistant director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter
B.P. Schulberg .... general manager: West Coast Productions
Adolph Zukor .... presenter

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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) | Mono (Movietone) (musical score and sound effects)

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Paramount boss Adolph Zukor vetoed requests by Schoedsack and Cooper to shot the movie with dialog although it did have synchronized sound effects.See more »
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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Really fantastic profile of human courage despite great odds., 19 September 2002
Author: fallingwater32 from Olympia, Washington

I am a HUGE Richard Arlen fan, so of course, did I ever love this one!!!! The filming is rather modern for that era and the emotion and action seem to be equally portrayed and well done by all. There doesn't seem to be the same kind of poetry and grand cinema "feel" in later movies, I am glad it was produced in this decade of film-making. I love Fay Wray, she is well-paired with Arlen. This story is one of personal discovery and courage despite great adversity and seemingly impossible odds. Richard Arlen comes to sound without one iota of hesitation* and does one of tha most memorable characters in his long career. Friendship, betrayal, redemption: Great stuff to put on the screen--fantastic story. *(This is one of the first pictures made after sound was available.) Exceptional Group of Classic Film Stars!! Hope I can find a copy for my Richard Arlen video collection.

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