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The President Vanishes (1934)

Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.

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Cast

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Secretary of War Lewis Wardell
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President Craig Stanley
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Chick Moffat
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Alma Cronin
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Valentine Orcott
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Mrs. Mary Stanley
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Harris Brownell
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D.L. Voorman
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Lincoln Lee
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Mrs. Orcott
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Richard Norton
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Sally Voorman
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Vice Presient Robert Molleson
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Edward Cullen
Walter Kingsford ...
Martin Drew
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Like the anonymous novel (generally credited to Rex Stout) upon which it is based, the photoplay tells how a peace-loving President prevents his country from being stampeded into a European war.

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11 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Mercaderes de la muerte  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The on screen end credits identify Martha Mayo as Mrs. Delling, but the review in Weekly Variety, 11 December 1934, lists Clara Blandick. In the print viewed, Mrs. Delling, the wife of the delicatessen owner, is mentioned by name, but never seen, so the answer as to which actress plays the role remains a mystery. See more »

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Featured in The Road to War: U.S.A. (1989) See more »

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Interesting moral dilemma
23 October 2001 | by (Squeedunk, VT) – See all my reviews

This movie presents the moral dilemma -- do the ends justify the means? The president of the United States fakes his own abduction to prevent a facscist takeover of the country. Unfortunately, too many of the few people who have seen this picture can grasp the importance as the appreciation for the horror of a fascist state and the possibility of it happening here (USA) have faded over time -- witness the lack of concern for the resurgence of know-nothing ultra-right-wing groups .


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