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Release Date:
15 November 1935 (USA) See more »
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In Bali, a young woman falls in love with a musician, but he may have eyes for her half-sister. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Artistically inept, but fascinating nonetheless. See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Henri de la Falaise 
 
Produced by
Henri de la Falaise .... producer
Constance Bennett .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard Marriott (2004)
I. Made Subandi (2004)
 
Cinematography by
W. Howard Greene  (as William H. Greene)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Schroeder 
 
Sound Department
Philip Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer (2004 score)
 
Music Department
Gamelan Sekar Jaya .... music performers: 2004 score
Abe Meyer .... music supervisor
Club Foot Orchestra .... music performers: 2004 score
Philip Perkins .... music editor: 2004 score
Philip Perkins .... music recordist: 2004 score
Sam Wineland .... conductor (as Samuel Wineland)
 
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Hampton Del Ruth .... intertitler: USA
 

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Runtime:
65 min | UK:53 min
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Color (Technicolor) | Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
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A musical score that combines Western and Balinese musical traditions was composed in 1999 by Richard Marriott and I Made Subandi. It has been performed live at screenings for the film at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival twice, in 1999 and 2013. In both cases, it was performed by joint musical groups Gamelan Sekar Jaya and The Club Foot Orchestra.See more »
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Featured in Love Island (1952)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Artistically inept, but fascinating nonetheless., 9 May 1999
Author: Mark Schaeffer from Oakland, California

One of Hollywood's last silent movies, Legong was shot on location in "exotic" Bali in 1933, released in 1935, and immediately hacked to pieces by censors who objected to its nudity (many bare breasts) and violence (a cockfight). Now it's been rediscovered and restored. Considered simply as a movie, it's not very good: the plot is simplistic melodrama, the tone patronizing, and the acting (by Balinese nonactors) amateurish. (You can imagine the director offscreen saying, "Okay, look angry...now stare wistfully into the distance....")

But as a historical document, it's fascinating. Photographed in two-strip Technicolor, it offers a vivid glimpse into a culture that has changed irretrievably since 1933. Even the amateurishness of it serves as a reminder that the people on the screen are real people living in a real place, evoking feelings of wonder and loss.

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