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The story takes place in old Mexico, where a masked rider (Talmadge) and an impoverished girl (Bedford) fall in love, against her father's wishes. When she leaves with him, her father sends... See full synopsis »

Director:

Irvin Willat

Writers:

Max Brand (story "The Black Rider") (as Frederick Faust), Victor Irvin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Talmadge ... El Caballero / Taki
Barbara Bedford ... Lucia D'Arquista
Nora Cecil ... Lucia's Aunt
David Torrence ... Ramón Torreno
David Mir David Mir ... Carlos Torreno
Stuart Holmes ... Sergeant Juan Dinero
Christian J. Frank Christian J. Frank ... Pierre Gaston (as Christian Frank)
Oliver Eckhardt ... The Padre
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Storyline

The story takes place in old Mexico, where a masked rider (Talmadge) and an impoverished girl (Bedford) fall in love, against her father's wishes. When she leaves with him, her father sends his gang in a chase after the two lovers.

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Taglines:

The courageous, death defying lover whom every modest maiden dreams about, in a drama of forbidden love that races to click off thrills with the tick of the clock. (Print Ad- St. Lawrence Plaindealer, ((Canton, NY)) 3 September 1929)


Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Rider See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tiffany-Stahl Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System) (sound effects)| Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was completed in October 1926, never released, and eventually sold to Tiffany, who gave it a recorded score in September 1928, and premiered it in New York City as a roadshow attraction at the Embassy Theatre 30 October 1928. See more »

Soundtracks

My Cavalier
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Lyrics by Meredith Willson
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