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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.

Director:

F.W. Murnau

Writers:

Berthold Viertel (adaptation), Herman Bang (story "De Fire Djaevle") | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Gaynor ... Marion
Mary Duncan ... The Lady
Charles Morton ... Charles
Barry Norton ... Adolf
Nancy Drexel ... Louise
J. Farrell MacDonald ... The Clown
Anders Randolf ... Cecchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
E.H. Calvert
André Cheron André Cheron ... Old Roue
George Davis ... Mean Clown
Philippe De Lacy ... Adolf - as a Boy
Wesley Lake Wesley Lake ... Old Clown
Anita Louise ... Louise - as a Girl (as Anita Fremault)
Claire McDowell ... Woman
Jack Parker 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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Taglines:

FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU'LL HEAR JANET GAYNOR TALK! (Print Ad- Albany Evening News, ((Albany, NY)) 6 September 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Trivia

Film historian and collector William K. Everson stated that the only surviving print was lost by actress Mary Duncan, who had borrowed it from Fox Films. In the December 1974 issue of "Films in Review," he explained that Duncan, one of the film's stars, wanted it to show to a group of friends in Florida. The star was aware that it was a dangerous nitrate print and assumed that Fox had others. She threw the only copy in the ocean, a mistake characterized by Everson as "a monumental blunder to rank with Balaclava, Sarajevo, and the Fall of Babylon as one of history's blackest moments." See more »

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Referenced in Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Marion
Lyrics by Lew Pollack
Music by Erno Rapee
Copyright 1928 by DeSylva, Brown & Henderson, Inc
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1929 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Four Devils See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(sound) | (silent)

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone) (talking sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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