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The Legion of the Condemned (1928)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | 10 March 1928 (USA)
Four young men from various walks of life sign up for the Lafayette Escadrille, known as "The Legion of the Condemned"

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William A. Wellman
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gary Cooper ... Gale Price
Fay Wray ... Christine Charteris
Barry Norton ... Byron Dashwood
Lane Chandler ... Charles Holabird
Francis McDonald ... Gonzolo Vasquez
Voya George Voya George ... Robert Montagnal
Freeman Wood Freeman Wood ... Richard De Witt
E.H. Calvert ... Commandant
Albert Conti Albert Conti ... Von Hohendorff
Charlotte Bird Charlotte Bird ... Celeste
Toto Guette Toto Guette ... Mechanic
Joe Darensbourg Joe Darensbourg ... Musician
Satchel McVea Satchel McVea ... Musician
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Four young men from various walks of life sign up for the Lafayette Escadrille, known as "The Legion of the Condemned"

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Stepsons of Hell they were - that daring band of flyers who courted death and played with love! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

10 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Legião dos Condenados See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$295,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In this cut-rate follow-up to Wings (1927), director William A. Wellman was encouraged to maximize his use of stock footage and unused footage from the earlier movie. Studio management then became uneasy at the result, as "Wings" was still on its road show when this film was released, and apparently had some of the stock footage cut. See more »

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There is a photoplay book out on this film
6 September 2006 | by kusummerSee all my reviews

There is a Grosset and Dunlap book out on this presumably lost Paramount film with six plates which I recently rediscovered in preparation for a garage sale. The frontispiece shows close-up of Fay Wray and a young Gary Cooper. Unfortunately, the nice copy is without its original dust jacket. This book has a 1928 copyright on it and probably was intended to be a promotional title for the marketing of this film which came out while the Wings film was still circulating. Whether this film is truly a lost film, I don't know, but if it is this book with its plates will help to add to the history of this secondary film.


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